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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

Despite Limitless Supplies of Coal – Mongolia Looks to Wind Energy

Despite Limitless Supplies of Coal – Mongolia Looks to Wind Energy

Nov 04, 2010 at 09:03 | Eurasianet

Despite Mongolia’s nearly limitless supplies of coal, Ulaanbaatar recently approved plans to set up the country’s first commercial wind farm. The decision is fueling a public debate that aims to…

Wind Power Projects Affected by Financial Crisis

Wind Power Projects Affected by Financial Crisis

Nov 01, 2010 at 09:28 | Jess McCabe

Fewer wind turbines will be installed this year, in a delayed reaction to the collapse in investment caused by the financial crisis. Total onshore and offshore wind installations are expected…

Unsavory Facts About Wind Energy

Unsavory Facts About Wind Energy

Oct 25, 2010 at 08:19 | Al Fin

Wind energy has become a great cause and crusade by faux environmentalists and Obamists in and out of government. But big wind energy is most famous for the things it…

Cash Floods Into Offshore Wind Projects

Cash Floods Into Offshore Wind Projects

Oct 17, 2010 at 09:59 | Mark Nicholls

Investment in clean energy hit $37.9 billion in the third quarter, as a flood of cash into offshore wind infrastructure in the North Sea helped drive a record $32.8 billion…

Google to Invest in Massive Offshore Wind Project

Google to Invest in Massive Offshore Wind Project

Oct 15, 2010 at 08:39 | Jess McCabe

Google is to invest in a gigantic, $5 billion ‘backbone’ transmission project, which could connect up 6GW of offshore wind to the eastern US grid. If built, the Atlantic Wind…

UK Becoming Leader in Wind Technology as World’s Largest Wind Farm Opens

UK Becoming Leader in Wind Technology as World’s Largest Wind Farm Opens

Sep 25, 2010 at 13:28 | Jess McCabe

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened on Thursday last week, taking the UK’s installed wind power capacity over the 5GW mark. Construction of Swedish utility Vattenfall’s 300MW, 100-turbine Thanet…

The Political Steamroller Behind Wind Power

The Political Steamroller Behind Wind Power

Sep 22, 2010 at 10:53 | Al Fin

1. Wind proponents are not asked to independently PROVE the merits of their claims before (or after) their product is forced on the public, 2. There is no penalty for…

Exelon Blows Into Wind Market With $860m Acquisition

Exelon Blows Into Wind Market With $860m Acquisition

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:46 | Gloria Gonzalez

Utility Exelon plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio by purchasing wind developer John Deere Renewables for $860 million. The Chicago-based utility said the transaction marks an expansion of its…

France Plans €10bn Wind Turbine Tender

France Plans €10bn Wind Turbine Tender

Aug 30, 2010 at 08:51 | Philippa Jones

The French government announced on Tuesday it will launch a tender next month to build 600 offshore wind turbines around the French coast at a cost of €10 billion ($12.7…

How Much Power do Wind Turbines Use

How Much Power do Wind Turbines Use

Aug 24, 2010 at 12:55 | Al Fin

Most people wonder how much power a wind turbine can produce, and never stop to wonder how much power a wind turbine requires to operate. Mechanical engineer Jerry Graf believes…

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