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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

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…

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