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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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?

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

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

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…

The $5 Billion Vote Of Confidence In Wind Power

Jul 22, 2015 at 16:59 | Michael McDonald

Philip Anschutz has an audacious plan to build the country’s largest wind farm and he is backing the plan with $5 billion of his own money. The plan would…

The Best Play In Wind Energy Right Now

Jun 19, 2015 at 17:35 | Martin Tillier

Let’s face it; investing in wind power in any meaningful way is difficult. Everything points to serious growth in the industry over the next few years,…

Top Wind Energy Stocks For Renewables Investors

May 27, 2015 at 16:50 | Michael McDonald

 Solar power appears to be hitting some technological hurdles, if the slowing rate of innovation in that industry is any indication. This apparent slowdown could…

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

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

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?

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…

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