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Post-Fukushima Japan Turns To Wind As Solution For Energy Crisis

Apr 09, 2015 at 17:02 | Andrew Topf

The kamikaze pilots that flew bombing raids and suicide missions against the Allies in World War Two were inspired by a “divine wind” that they believed…

Christie’s White House Ambitions Block NJ Wind Project

Christie’s White House Ambitions Block NJ Wind Project

Apr 02, 2015 at 12:16 | Darrell Delamaide

New Jersey’s plans for offshore wind energy have been stymied so far by a Catch-22 and backers blame Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential ambitions for blocking the…

Wind Could Meet 20% Of U.S. Electricity By 2030

Wind Could Meet 20% Of U.S. Electricity By 2030

Mar 30, 2015 at 11:02 | Charles Kennedy

Wind power may soon be coming to a field near you. The Department of Energy (DOE) published a major report looking at the viability of…

Wind May Win The Renewable Race – But At What Price?

Wind May Win The Renewable Race – But At What Price?

Mar 18, 2015 at 16:54 | Thomas Miller

You only need to drive the long, lonely stretches of highway in west Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Colorado or even parts of California to know that…

Scotland’s Wind Dream May Turn Into A Nightmare

Scotland’s Wind Dream May Turn Into A Nightmare

Jan 12, 2015 at 14:02 | Euan Mearns

I last looked into the details and consequences of Scottish energy policy in the pre-referendum post Scotch on the ROCs. The expansion of Scottish renewables is progressing at breakneck…

Kenya to Develop Africa’s Largest Wind Project

Kenya to Develop Africa’s Largest Wind Project

Dec 17, 2014 at 14:11 | Nick Cunningham

Kenya may soon be home to the largest wind project on the continent of Africa. Danish wind company Vestas won a contract to provide 365 turbines for a 310…

Wind Power Finally Takes Hold In United States

Wind Power Finally Takes Hold In United States

Sep 08, 2014 at 16:22 | Andy Tully

At first glance, wind power might seem to be an easy road in the trip to renewable energy: Set up a turbine and begin cranking. But where turbines have been…

Will Airborne Wind Turbines Soon Float Above Our Cities?

Will Airborne Wind Turbines Soon Float Above Our Cities?

Aug 20, 2014 at 18:20 | Chris Dalby

A few months ago, and without much fanfare, Fairbanks, Alaska hoisted a large, oval, 35-foot diameter wind turbine to an altitude of 1,000 feet over the town. From high above,…

U.S. Announces Major Offshore Wind Auction

U.S. Announces Major Offshore Wind Auction

Jul 02, 2014 at 16:27 | Nick Cunningham

Offshore wind has struggled to get started in the United States, but the federal government just announced a plan that could accelerate its development. The U.S. Interior Department announced July…

When the Wind Doesn’t Blow

When the Wind Doesn’t Blow

Jun 11, 2014 at 16:28 | Robert Rapier

Every morning after I wake up, I have a routine. The first thing I do, regardless of how sleepy I might still be, is slip on my shoes and run…

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