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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

Offshore wind

The North Sea’s Most Important Energy Play Isn’t Oil

Jan 21, 2020 at 13:53 | Haley Zaremba

Things have not been looking good for North Sea energy. In fact, last November, Oilprice went so far as to declare that “North Sea Oil Is Doomed With Or…

Renewables

Italy's “Lord of the Wind” Gets 9 Years For Financing Mafia

Oct 03, 2019 at 15:37 | Irina Slav

Italy’s “Wind King”, or the “Lord of the Wind” Vito Nicastri has been sentenced to nine years in prison for channeling profits from his wind power business to Cosa Nostra’s…

Wind Energy

Onshore Wind Could Solve All of Europe’s Energy Problems

Jul 08, 2019 at 13:17 | Irina Slav

Europe has been at the forefront of the renewable drive aimed at reducing the rise in average global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius by the end of this…

wind turbines

Norway Just Triggered An Offshore Wind Energy Boom

Jun 19, 2019 at 13:24 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Norway proposes to open two new areas in the North Sea with the potential to hold installed capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind, as Western Europe’s…

Offshore Wind

U.S. Wind Farm Developers Brace For Trade War Fallout

Jun 12, 2019 at 13:11 | Tsvetana Paraskova

U.S. wind farm project developers continue to announce new wind power capacity in an industry that grew eight percent last year and contributes more than US$1 billion in state and…

wind power

Texas Has A New Favorite Energy Source

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:18 | Tim Daiss

Wind power capacity in the U.S. increased by 8 percent last year, soaring to an impressive cumulative total of 96.5 gigawatts (GW), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said…

Wind power

First Solar, Now Wind: China’s Renewable Dominance

Feb 28, 2019 at 11:55 | Haley Zaremba

Wind power’s global growth rate slowed slightly last year, with a 3.6 percent drop in new installed capacity as compared to 2017’s growth rate. Despite this small dip, however, the…

Offshore wind farm

Can Wind Farms Actually Weaken Hurricanes?

Oct 24, 2018 at 10:22 | Precise Consultants

Now this is worth knowing about. Simulations have shown that spinning turbine blades of offshore wind farms can actually slow the wind speeds of a hurricane. Imagine all those people…

Wind

Are Europe’s Renewable Goals Too Ambitious?

Jul 27, 2018 at 15:32 | Irina Slav

Wind energy in Europe is expanding, but it is not expanding evenly across the continent, a new report from Wind Europe has revealed. During the first half of the…

Wind Power

U.S. Wind Energy Demand Surges

May 07, 2018 at 16:58 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Strong demand for wind power has boosted the development projects in United States to new heights. The pipeline of wind farms under construction or in advanced development in the United…

  
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