U.S. Wind Turbine Database

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database was a collaboration that began in 2016. The goal was to create a joint product that would be more accurate and comprehensive than the individual wind turbine data sets. Federal agencies began using the combined data in 2017 and in April of this year, the data was release to the public. 

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ISO New England hits Milestone: More Grid Power used at Night than Midday

Mild weather and high levels of solar output resulted in a daytime peak lower than in the middle of the night one day in the New England ISO. Distributed solar energy output neared capacity one early afternoon. Grid demand from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day, was less than that at midnight. This is a common occurrence in the west, but marks the occasion in the New England market.

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Oil Job Market Hasn’t Caught Fire yet as Drillers Wary of Recovery

Employment in the oil sector remains stagnant even with rising oil prices, most notably for engineering and science professionals. Less than 10% of jobs lost since 2014 have been recovered, most of those in the extraction fields. The slow recovery in jobs has been attributed to a reluctance to hire for fear of another collapse in oil prices and continued investment in automation such as robotics, data analysis, artificial intelligence and other technologies.

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