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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

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…

High Altitude Wind Energy: Why the Future of Wind Farms May be in the Sky

High Altitude Wind Energy: Why the Future of Wind Farms May be in the Sky

Sep 01, 2011 at 08:33 | Jess McCabe

Using kites and balloons to tap the strong, consistent winds more than two kilometres in the air could avoid many of the pitfalls of more down-to-earth wind farms, according to…

Brazil's Wind Energy Boom: Wind Power Cheaper than Natural Gas

Brazil's Wind Energy Boom: Wind Power Cheaper than Natural Gas

Aug 25, 2011 at 08:05 | Christopher Cundy

Generating power from the wind in Brazil is less costly than using natural gas or hydro, according to the results of a government tender to supply electricity this week. National…

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