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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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…

Not Enough Wind To Fill U.S. Renewable Energy Sails

May 28, 2014 at 16:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. government has begun the process of planning wind energy developments off the southern coast of New York, but if the history of East Coast wind projects is any…

Private Sector Driving U.S. Wind Market Forward

Apr 16, 2014 at 16:42 | Daniel J. Graeber

The onshore wind energy sector is booming in the United States, where there's enough of the renewable resource on hand to meet the annual demands for 15 million homes.  It…

Where is the U.S. Wind Energy Sector Headed?

Dec 27, 2013 at 12:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

In mid-December, the U.S. Interior Department announced plans to auction off more than 79,000 maritime acres off the coast of Maryland for wind energy development. Two leases in 2013 generated…

The Eagle Has Landed … On a Wind Turbine

Sep 30, 2013 at 16:24 | Charles Kennedy

At least 85 Eagles have died in collisions with wind turbines since 1997, and the specter of the biggest US wind farm yet, planned for the state of Texas, where…

Wind Energy Spreading Beyond Europe

Aug 27, 2013 at 16:44 | Daniel J. Graeber

Energy-rich Norway said it was moving ahead with plans to install more than 1,000 megawatts of wind farms onshore. Norway, Europe's largest oil producer and the world's second largest natural…

Good News for Wind Turbine Manufacturers

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:33 | Charles Kennedy

European wind turbine manufacturing giants like Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS), Germany’s Nordex SE (NDX1) and Gamesa Corp. Technologica SA (GAM) are in for a nice year, with profit…

US Wind Sector Booms, Driving Prices Down

Aug 08, 2013 at 17:00 | Science Progress

Aside from the threat of losing a major federal tax incentive, 2012 was a great year for the U.S. wind industry.Wind energy installations soared to 13.1…

Airborne Wind Turbines Continue to Advance

Jul 19, 2013 at 23:25 | Brian Westenhaus

News that Google recently bought flying wind turbine manufacturer Makani, whose planes fly between 800 and 1,950 feet, has surged a bit more energy into the airborne wind turbine…

Bidders Line up for First US Offshore Wind Auction

Jun 06, 2013 at 17:08 | Jen Alic

Competitive offshore leases for wind energy will be auctioned off by the US federal government for the first time ever on 31 July. The two wind farm…

2014 Expected to be a Bumper Year for Wind

May 13, 2013 at 16:55 | Science Progress

According to Bloomberg, Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. is gearing up to drop $1.9 billion on new wind farms in Iowa. The investment might build as many as…

UK Ministry of Defense Deems Wind Towers a National Security Threat

Apr 26, 2013 at 16:40 | John Daly

Twenty-plus years on, the collapse of the USSR in 1991 threatened massive Western defense budgets, bereft of a major enemy like the “Evil Empire.”Western militaries conveniently found a…

Has Belgium Cracked the Problem of Storing Wind Power Electricity?

Jan 25, 2013 at 17:19 | John Daly

Many believed that the 11 March 2011 nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima Daiichi complex was the death knell for worldwide interest in nuclear power.That has…

U.S. Congress Breaths Life into Wind Energy

Jan 04, 2013 at 16:51 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. government announced this week it was issuing a request to see whether or not there was any competitive interest in leasing more than 100 square miles of an…

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