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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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…

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