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Is Wind Energy The Most Stable Renewables Investment?

Sep 18, 2020 at 17:36 | Alex Kimani

The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought one of the most significant disruptions the energy market has ever faced.  A decidedly gloomy long-term future outlook due to rampant…

How To Stop Wind Farms From Becoming ‘Bird Graveyards’

Aug 27, 2020 at 13:15 | Josh Owens

Problems With Renewables The problems with renewable energy are, by now, common knowledge for most. From intermittency to storage limitations, high upfront costs and geographic restrictions, each of…

Wind Is Emerging As A Leader In The Renewable Race

Jul 10, 2020 at 16:53 | Irina Slav

Good news is in short supply during any crisis, and this one has been no exception. The energy industry is being pummeled to the ground by low oil…

Offshore Oil Could Soon Be Powered By Wind

Apr 13, 2020 at 14:06 | Irina Slav

Longer blades, taller towers, more powerful turbines: wind energy seems to be past the peak of innovation now, improving incrementally rather than with breakthrough. And yet none other than an…

The U.S. Is Ramping Up Its Wind Power Production

Mar 12, 2020 at 12:48 | Haley Zaremba

We already know that in order to meet the international greenhouse emissions standards set by the Paris climate agreement, we are going to have to do a lot more to…

Warren Buffett’s Secret For Super Cheap Energy

Mar 05, 2020 at 16:01 | Irina Slav

In this year’s edition of his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett had one more success story to share: the story of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which this year…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New York Unveils Offshore Wind Master Plan

Feb 07, 2018 at 12:01 | Precise Consultants

Remember “The Simpsons” episode where Homer scoffs at the idea that one animal could provide all his favorite meat: bacon, ham, pork chops? “Yeah right, Lisa,” he chortles, “a…

Microsoft, Google Turn To Wind Energy

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:22 | Precise Consultants

Most of us thought trawling online to grab bargains during Black Friday last week was hectic but the good folk over at Vattenfall can put us all to shame. Not…

U.S. East Coast Looks To Become Hub For Wind Power

Nov 30, 2017 at 12:45 | Precise Consultants

Things could soon get much windier in New York… As you’d expect from the land that’s home to the city that never sleeps, now that New York has embraced wind…

Overcoming Wind Energy’s Biggest Obstacle

Nov 22, 2017 at 13:16 | Futurity

Vertical axis wind turbines, which may have fewer effects on birds and nearby people, could increase public support for new wind energy installations, new research suggests. With global carbon emissions…

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