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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Brazil Bets Big on Wind Power

Brazil Bets Big on Wind Power

Dec 15, 2011 at 20:00 | John Daly

Looking towards the future, one of the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) is seriously investing in wind power. According to the Brazilian Association of Wind Energy ABEEolica, Brazil is already…

Wind Energy Breakthrough: Japan Designs New Wind Turbine With Triple the Output of Traditional Models

Wind Energy Breakthrough: Japan Designs New Wind Turbine With Triple the Output of Traditional Models

Dec 05, 2011 at 07:32 | Energy Digital

In light of recent events, Japan has been urged to pay more attention to renewable energy sources. Coincidently, in the same month as one of the world's worst nuclear crises…

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