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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

UK Becoming Leader in Wind Technology as World’s Largest Wind Farm Opens

Sep 25, 2010 at 13:28 | Jess McCabe

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened on Thursday last week, taking the UK’s installed wind power capacity over the 5GW mark. Construction of Swedish utility Vattenfall’s 300MW, 100-turbine Thanet…

The Political Steamroller Behind Wind Power

Sep 22, 2010 at 10:53 | Al Fin

1. Wind proponents are not asked to independently PROVE the merits of their claims before (or after) their product is forced on the public, 2. There is no penalty for…

Exelon Blows Into Wind Market With $860m Acquisition

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:46 | Gloria Gonzalez

Utility Exelon plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio by purchasing wind developer John Deere Renewables for $860 million. The Chicago-based utility said the transaction marks an expansion of its…

France Plans €10bn Wind Turbine Tender

Aug 30, 2010 at 08:51 | Philippa Jones

The French government announced on Tuesday it will launch a tender next month to build 600 offshore wind turbines around the French coast at a cost of €10 billion ($12.7…

How Much Power do Wind Turbines Use

Aug 24, 2010 at 12:55 | Al Fin

Most people wonder how much power a wind turbine can produce, and never stop to wonder how much power a wind turbine requires to operate. Mechanical engineer Jerry Graf believes…

Is Wind Energy Storage Essential?

Aug 08, 2010 at 14:31 | Brian Westenhaus

Storing the energy from wind is obviously useful.  But is it essential?  Numerous studies cover the matter both asserting that storage can useful and asserting its not.  The practical common…

The New Challenges and Benefits of Wind Power

Jun 23, 2010 at 08:01 | Brian Westenhaus

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) asserts in a study released last month that the power grid for five western states – Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico…

Federal, state governments establish Atlantic offshore wind energy consortium

Jun 11, 2010 at 08:30 | Darrell Delamaide

The federal government and 10 Atlantic coast states announced formation of an offshore wind consortium to coordinate and expedite development of the alternative energy on the Outer Continental Shelf. An…

Lake Erie Wind Farm to be First Freshwater Offshore Project in U.S.

May 26, 2010 at 12:16 | Darrell Delamaide

The first step in an ambitious project to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity from offshore wind turbines in Lake Erie was taken this week with an order to General Electric…

Wind Energy Hype: IEA Study Reveals the Real Cost of Wind Power

May 11, 2010 at 08:17 | Robert Bryce

The wind energy lobbyists love to claim that installing new wind turbines is the cheapest form of new electricity generation capacity. In fact, I heard that very claim while at…

U.S. Approval of Cape Cod Offshore Wind Project Will Not End Controversy

Apr 30, 2010 at 09:38 | Darrell Delamaide

The Obama administration approved the controversial Cape Wind project, which calls for a wind farm of 130 turbines in Nantucket Sound and will be the first offshore wind project in…

UK Wind Turbine Deals Could Help Power Labour Party in Vote

Apr 20, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who faces a tough re-election battle in next month’s parliamentary vote, hopes his devotion to clean energy will put the wind at his back. Brown…

Offshore Grid Linking Wind Generators Could Power U.S. East Coast, Study Says

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Darrell Delamaide

Offshore wind power can power the entire U.S. East Coast in a viable manner if the offshore turbines are spread over a wide area and connected in their own grid…

Wind Energy Stimulus Funds Benefiting Foreign Workers, Senators Charge

Mar 05, 2010 at 14:15 | Darrell Delamaide

Four Democratic senators entered into the clean energy vs. jobs fray, charging that too much federal stimulus money for wind energy projects is going to foreign suppliers and creating jobs…

New U.S. Study Triples Estimate of Nation's Wind Power Potential

Feb 22, 2010 at 19:12 | Darrell Delamaide

Wind power potential in the United States is more than triple what was originally thought, according to new estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy, as improved technology makes this…

Wind Power - A Renewable That’s Actually Delivering!

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

Unlike it’s fellow alternatives such as Solar Energy & Tidal Power, wind power is actually delivering the sort of results we need to see if we are ever to wean…

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