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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Are Wind Subsidies the Best Use of Taxpayers Cash?

Jan 03, 2013 at 16:09 | Brian Westenhaus

The U.S. taxpayers are in better than $16 billion dollars now and just got hooked for another $12.1 billion more.  That’s $161,333 per for 75,000 jobs.  Admittedly, compared to…

George W. Bush: The Hero of US Wind Energy

Dec 04, 2012 at 16:32 | Dave Zgodzinski

George W. Bush will be remembered for a number of things. He was President for eight momentous years, after all. So it’s easy to make a list of items that…

Wind Energy: Swapping Turbines for Kites

Nov 16, 2012 at 17:23 | Brian Westenhaus

The ideas to harness wind energy from a kite, or other highflying tethered wind energy collectors are pretty numerous, however most are economically unsustainable even though beautiful, spirit lifting, and…

Bladeless Turbine: The Future of Wind Energy?

Nov 14, 2012 at 17:24 | Green Futures

The Saphonian turbine is more efficient, quieter and safer for birds, its makers claim. Could it represent the future of wind energy?Innovation always pushes boundaries, but what about…

Rural Alaska Shows us the Way for Wind Energy Installations

Sep 27, 2012 at 17:31 | Climate Progress

The fact that the local jail is one of the only lodging options for visitors to the native Alaskan village of Tuntutuliak is a clear indication of its remote location.…

Energy and Tax Policies Must be Reconsidered as Wind Subsidy Comes to an End

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:26 | Ed Dolan

Wind power has been a success story of green energy. After several years of rapid growth, it now accounts for about 3 percent of all electricity produced in the United…

Government Incentives Lead to a Wind Energy Boom in Turkey

Aug 10, 2012 at 17:44 | Editorial Dept

Turkish Boom in Wind Power InvestmentsWind power boasts the second highest share of renewable energy production in Turkey, and its prospects look brighter each day. According to 2010…

US Elections: Hot Air over Wind Energy Tax

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:29 | Charles Kennedy

As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama intensify the showdown over tax breaks for wind energy, the US state of Iowa, home to a significant proportion of US energy jobs, is…

Brazil to Invest Heavily in Wind Power

Jul 13, 2012 at 17:43 | John Daly

Analysts seeking reasons for the soaring economies of the BRIC nations ought to take note of their interest in renewable energy.According to a new report by the International…

How to Ensure U.S. Wind Power Succeeds without Subsidies

Jun 06, 2012 at 16:54 | Breakthrough Institute

In an editorial today, the Washington Post called on lawmakers to put innovation at the centre of federal policies supporting wind power, in the latest endorsement of the findings…

Do Flying Wind Turbines have a Future?

Jun 05, 2012 at 17:04 | Climate Progress

I like site visits—there’s nothing like seeing a company’s innovations in person.  In the case of Makani Power, I harboured some core misconceptions about their technology, and the visit…

Now the U.S. Attack Chinese Wind Towers with Tariffs

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:25 | Environmental Finance

The US Commerce Department has once again imposed anti-subsidy penalties on Chinese renewable energy imports, this time of utility-scale wind towers.The department issued a preliminary ruling on Wednesday…

Sky Falls for Wind Energy

Apr 30, 2012 at 17:05 | Daniel J. Graeber

A study featured in the journal Nature suggests that the latest victim of the green-versus-clean debate is the wind turbine. Researchers looking at wind farms in Texas found that overnight…

China Now World's Leader in Wind Power

Mar 27, 2012 at 18:07 | John Daly

While Western analysts remain transfixed by China’s seemingly inexhaustible voracious appetite for the world’s hydrocarbon resources, a quiet green revolution has been taking place in the Celestial Kingdom. According…

Wind Industry Starts to Panic as Tax Credits Come to an End

Feb 13, 2012 at 17:56 | MasterResource

If you haven’t heard from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), you probably will. Ominous, scary ads are running nationwide warning of the crushing blow to American jobs if Congress…

Global Wind Power Capacity up 21% in 2011

Feb 09, 2012 at 10:06 | James Burgess

On Tuesday the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) released statistics that claim a total of over 41 gigawatts of new wind power were installed around the world in 2011. This…

Forget Wind Turbines - a Completely New Type of Wind Farm is in Development

Feb 01, 2012 at 16:52 | Energy Digital

A design firm from New York, Atelier DNA, has developed a concept that uses cattail like stalks instead of traditional turbine blades for harnessing the power of wind. Planned for…

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