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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

The Newest Wind Energy Innovation: Flappy Leaves On Fake Trees

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

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

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.?

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

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

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…

The Next Big Trend In Wind Energy?

The Next Big Trend In Wind Energy?

Jan 05, 2016 at 17:11 | Michael McDonald

A new take on wind energy is starting to emerge and it could fill the sails of wind power backers. Traditional wind energy relies on turbines…

Will Floating Wind Farms Be A Panacea For UK's Energy Quagmire?

Will Floating Wind Farms Be A Panacea For UK's Energy Quagmire?

Nov 11, 2015 at 15:40 | Andrew Topf

The United Kingdom is an energy-hungry island that is currently perched on the horns of a dilemma because its needs for electricity are outstripping its supply.With a population…

Germany Now Faced With Thousands Of Aging Wind Farms

Germany Now Faced With Thousands Of Aging Wind Farms

Sep 28, 2015 at 17:03 | Gaurav Agnihotri

Germany has long been a pioneer in the field of renewable energy, generating a record 78 percent of its power consumption from renewables in July of…

Wind Energy Could Blow U.S. Coal Industry Away

Wind Energy Could Blow U.S. Coal Industry Away

Aug 21, 2015 at 17:20 | Henry Hewitt

It’s not enough to say that fossil fuels have to go or nuclear is hopeless (which are both probably true statements). The question…

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