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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

The Windscraper - New Building Design Harvests the Environment for Energy

The Windscraper - New Building Design Harvests the Environment for Energy

Nov 29, 2011 at 17:13 | Peter Sinclair

Designed by HollwichKushner (HWKN), the Windscraper is the winning entry for the Piraeus Tower competition (held in 2010) to complete and modernize the Piraeus Tower in Greece. Called the Sleeping…

The Changing face of Wind Power - New Turbine Designs

The Changing face of Wind Power - New Turbine Designs

Nov 22, 2011 at 07:45 | Tyler Hamilton

There was a time not so long ago that seeing a single wind turbine spinning in the distance was a novel experience for most people. Not so much any more.…

Wind Power to be Competitive with Natural Gas by 2016

Wind Power to be Competitive with Natural Gas by 2016

Nov 14, 2011 at 07:42 | Mark Nicholls

Falling costs mean that the average onshore wind farm will be competitive with natural gas-fired power generation by 2016, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The London-based analysis company…

Texas Wind Power - Good Money After Bad?

Texas Wind Power - Good Money After Bad?

Nov 10, 2011 at 17:44 | MasterResource

The cost of building transmission for expensive wind power in Texas is coming in nearly 40 percent higher than initially promised. Instead of $4.9 billion, as estimated in 2008, the…

Sunny Egypt Interested in... Wind Power

Sunny Egypt Interested in... Wind Power

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:59 | John Daly

Egypt currently has a total electricity capacity of about 23,500 megawatts, which the government hopes to increase to 58,000 megawatts by 2027. A prime potential element in increasing this electrical…

Soaring U.S. Wind Power Sector Growing Nervous Over Tax Incentives

Soaring U.S. Wind Power Sector Growing Nervous Over Tax Incentives

Oct 27, 2011 at 07:32 | Environmental Finance

The US wind power sector is soaring thanks in large part to a tax policy that makes it attractive to investors, but the uncertainty surrounding those very incentives is casting…

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