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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Is Wind Energy Storage Essential?

Is Wind Energy Storage Essential?

Aug 08, 2010 at 14:31 | Brian Westenhaus

Storing the energy from wind is obviously useful.  But is it essential?  Numerous studies cover the matter both asserting that storage can useful and asserting its not.  The practical common…

The New Challenges and Benefits of Wind Power

The New Challenges and Benefits of Wind Power

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:01 | Brian Westenhaus

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) asserts in a study released last month that the power grid for five western states – Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico…

Federal, state governments establish Atlantic offshore wind energy consortium

Federal, state governments establish Atlantic offshore wind energy consortium

Jun 11, 2010 at 08:30 | Darrell Delamaide

The federal government and 10 Atlantic coast states announced formation of an offshore wind consortium to coordinate and expedite development of the alternative energy on the Outer Continental Shelf. An…

Lake Erie Wind Farm to be First Freshwater Offshore Project in U.S.

Lake Erie Wind Farm to be First Freshwater Offshore Project in U.S.

May 26, 2010 at 12:16 | Darrell Delamaide

The first step in an ambitious project to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines in Lake Erie was taken this week with an order to General Electric…

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