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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Airborne Wind Turbines Continue to Advance

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

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

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

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…

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