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5 myths about wind energy

Wind energy has come a long way. Today it's more efficient and cheaper than ever. What do you think you know about wind energy that isn't true?
Line of wind turbines on ridge (ERCOT)

Everything is big in Texas, including wind power

It only took a few years — and good planning — to make big oil producer Texas the leader in U.S. wind energy.
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This is where the world will get its electricity in 2040

The worldwide mix of fuels used to generate electricity is shifting, with a greater reliance on renewable energy sources and natural gas.
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Energy in one Texas city: Good planning makes good business

Texas may be known for its oil and gas, but one city there plans to get nearly all of its electricity from renewables, such as wind and solar.
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Want cheap electricity? Try net metering.

Homeowners and businesses that rely on solar panels and wind turbines have cheaper electric bills, thanks to a system called “net metering.”
Wind turbines (© AP Images)

Google set to go 100 percent renewable

By 2017, Google expects to power its massive data centers and offices with 100 percent renewable energy, everywhere in the world.
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The adventures of ‘Energy Cat’ [video]

The cat is out of the bag: Renewable energy is the future. Thomas, the Energy Cat, tells us how all the sun and wind around us can power the planet.
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‘Grid parity’ is key to stopping climate change. Here’s why.

What does grid parity have to do with climate change? Everything. As the cost of renewable energy drops, so does the dependence on traditional energy.