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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

Turkey: Betting on Wind Power, One Village at a Time

Turkey: Betting on Wind Power, One Village at a Time

Oct 25, 2011 at 07:26 | Eurasianet

Akbiyik, a village with 365 residents in Turkey’s western Bursa province, has a head start on the country’s plans to increase domestic energy production. The reason is simple -- it…

Wind Energy Lies and Turbine Noise Pollution

Wind Energy Lies and Turbine Noise Pollution

Oct 20, 2011 at 08:46 | MasterResource

“When will the environmentalist community writ large wake up to the unintended micro consequences of their increasingly futile macro policy of forced energy transformation?” Herkimer County, New York, is the…

Race to Build America’s First Offshore Windfarms

Race to Build America’s First Offshore Windfarms

Oct 17, 2011 at 07:54 | David Gabel

Plans for large commercial-scale wind farms have been on the table for years, but constantly held up by environmental permitting issues, financing concerns, or local objections based on aesthetics. States…

Wind Power Takes a Hit as Charlestown Rhode Island Bans Wind Turbines

Wind Power Takes a Hit as Charlestown Rhode Island Bans Wind Turbines

Sep 15, 2011 at 08:05 | Andy Soos

Wind mills are a clean alternative energy supply but not everyone agrees. The Rhode Island General Assembly’s newly enacted laws facilitating the siting, construction and power-purchase agreements for commercial-grade renewable…

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