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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

U.S. - China Energy Trade War Imminent?

U.S. - China Energy Trade War Imminent?

Jan 31, 2012 at 17:40 | John Daly

Washington loves free trade – if it produces a surplus for the U.S. In an election year, with a modest economic recovery underway, American politicians are trumpeting their credentials…

Why Wind Power Doesn’t Live up to its Environmental Promises

Why Wind Power Doesn’t Live up to its Environmental Promises

Jan 17, 2012 at 19:33 | MasterResource

“I cannot abide the suggestion that we must sacrifice our environment in order to save it. This is an absurd argument enabling this energy imposter’s invasion of delicate habitat with…

Uruguay Seeks Investments in Wind Power - With Price Caps

Uruguay Seeks Investments in Wind Power - With Price Caps

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:59 | John Daly

The good news for potential investors in Uruguay is that two months ago Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining Ramon Mendez, commented that by 2015 Uruguay could have $1.3 billion…

China Wind Power - Good Time to Invest?

China Wind Power - Good Time to Invest?

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:54 | John Daly

With the ongoing financial turmoil in western markets nervous investors are looking more and more to overseas opportunities in order to protect their capital and few markets are more alluring…

Canada's Wind Future Take a Tumble

Canada's Wind Future Take a Tumble

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:50 | John Daly

Edgy energy investors seeking to diversify their portfolio away from Big Oil and nuclear have taken a revived interest in renewables, especially projects in investor-friendly countries with progressive governments. At…

Are Offshore Wind Farms a Feasible Option for the Future?

Are Offshore Wind Farms a Feasible Option for the Future?

Jan 12, 2012 at 17:30 | Professor Chris Rhodes

Britain is the pioneer in offshore wind energy, with more turbines placed out at sea than by any other nation. However, constructing such offshore wind farms is far tougher and…

A Look at Some of the Obstacles Facing Wind Energy in the U.S.

A Look at Some of the Obstacles Facing Wind Energy in the U.S.

Jan 05, 2012 at 18:05 | Gail Tverberg

In the United States, we have been working on scaling up wind energy but not getting very far. In 2010, wind energy supplied only 2.3% of electricity purchased. Such slow…

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