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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Can Deep Water Wind Farms Power The World?

Oct 11, 2017 at 16:51 | Gregory Brew

Far out to sea, amid the crashing waves of the North Atlantic, there’s a fortune to be made. According to new research, deep water wind farms could produce enough energy…

The Two Nations Leading The Wind Power Race

Sep 11, 2017 at 15:35 | Irina Slav

China and the UK have teamed up to develop the next generation of offshore wind power capacity, with a focus on identifying the best locations for the new installations and…

Tesla’s New Frontier: Batteries And Wind

Sep 05, 2017 at 15:42 | Zainab Calcuttawala

To power Tesla’s electric car empire, the company has joined hands with Vestas, a top wind turbine manufacturer, to create a storage system that would make power generated from…

Why Tesla Is Interested In Offshore Wind

Aug 18, 2017 at 15:34 | Gregory Brew

Interest in offshore wind power is growing, and major energy companies are positioning themselves to take advantage of a possible boom in coastal renewable energy. Platt’s recently reported that…

Can Renewables Save These Downed Energy Giants?

Mar 17, 2017 at 17:19 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Innogy had disappointing news. Innogy who? Not a household name. Originally, it was called National Power, the biggest of the electric power generating companies privatized by Margaret Thatcher’s To-ries in…

Enbridge Buys Into North Sea Wind Park At $1.7B

Feb 17, 2017 at 17:21 | MINING.com

Enbridge (TSX, NYSE:ENB), Canada's largest pipeline company, has acquired a 49.9 percent stake in German energy firm EnBW’s offshore wind park in a $1.7 billion deal including financing and transaction…

Wind Energy Is Now The Largest Source Of Clean Energy In The U.S.

Feb 13, 2017 at 16:06 | Gregory Brew

Wind power has now overtaken hydroelectric as the largest single source of clean energy in the United States. With 82 thousand MWs of total installed capacity at the end…

The Newest Wind Energy Innovation: Flappy Leaves On Fake Trees

Feb 03, 2017 at 17:24 | Futurity

A new device mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind. The concept won’t replace wind turbines, but…

Microsoft Bets Big On Wind

Nov 17, 2016 at 16:24 | Michael McDonald

Microsoft Corporation has always been known for their image of environmental protection but this may be their biggest validation to date. The tech company announced on Monday they…

Wind Power Finally Getting Out From Solar’s Shadow

Aug 26, 2016 at 17:53 | Michael McDonald

Solar power has been getting all of the proverbial sunlight for the last few years. Most of the focus and attention from environmentalists, regulators, and others has been…

Will Offshore Wind Energy Become A Success In The U.S.?

Aug 19, 2016 at 19:12 | Gregory Brew

The United Kingdom has just approved the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the Hornsea Two project. In contrast to the delays and suspicions raised over Britain’s nuclear…

China Moves Into U.S. Wind Sector

May 24, 2016 at 13:51 | Irina Slav

Chinese wind turbine maker Goldwind announced that it bought the Rattlesnake wind power project in Texas from Renewable Energy Systems for an undisclosed amount, making this the…

This Might Be A Multi-Billion Opportunity For Oilfield Services

Mar 01, 2016 at 16:22 | Dex Dunford

Big oil and renewables don’t always have to be adversaries, and nothing speaks to this more than the emerging offshore wind opportunity in the U.S. that…

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