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Tesla Closing Down Solar Capacity

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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Bladeless Turbine: The Future of Wind Energy?

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

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

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

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

US Elections: Hot Air over Wind Energy Tax

Aug 01, 2012 at 17:29 | Jen Alic

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

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

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?

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

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…

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