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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Sky Falls for Wind Energy

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

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

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

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

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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