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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Has Belgium Cracked the Problem of Storing Wind Power Electricity?

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

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?

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

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

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…

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