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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

Big Oil Is Dead Set On Exploiting The Wind Power Boom

Apr 08, 2021 at 16:22 | Alex Kimani

Lately, the solar sector has been hogging the renewable energy limelight, and for good reason. Experts such as the International Energy Agency (IEA) have predicted that solar energy will…

Wind Energy Installation Breaks Records In Pandemic Year 2020

Mar 16, 2021 at 17:03 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The pandemic didn’t deter booming wind power capacity additions last year when global installations surged to record levels, driven by China and the United States. The phase-out of China’s onshore…

Is South Korea’s Monster Wind Farm Feasible?

Mar 09, 2021 at 11:43 | Viktor Katona

South Korea might be reputed for its state-of-the-art condensate splitters or for its massive LNG appetite that has propelled it to the ranks of the world’s third-largest importer, yet from…

Offshore Wind Industry Looks To Add Nearly 1 Million New Jobs

Feb 19, 2021 at 15:00 | Rystad Energy

  The Covid-19 downturn has once again caused employment rates…

Wind Power Overtakes Coal In Texas For The First Time Ever

Jan 13, 2021 at 15:48 | Haley Zaremba

For decades, the Lone Star State has been essentially synonymous with fossil fuels. While shale oil and gas have long reigned supreme in Texas, coal has also long…

A Worrying Bottleneck For Offshore Wind Energy

Nov 25, 2020 at 15:59 | Rystad Energy

Offshore wind is booming, and as turbine and project sizes grow, demand for specialized installation vessels will soar. The market for vessels capable of installing large offshore wind…

U.S. Wind Capacity Additions Set To Surge To Record In 2020

Nov 12, 2020 at 13:08 | Charles Kennedy

The United States is on course to see record-breaking 23 gigawatts (GW) of wind turbine capacity additions this year, smashing the previous record from 2012 by nearly 10 GW, the…

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…

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