American wind power topped 4% of the US power grid for the first time last year and has delivered 30% of all new generating capacity for the last five years. In Iowa and South Dakota, wind power now exceeds 25% of total electricity production. Show More Summary
Governors, FERC To Collaborate On Preparing U.S. Grid For More Wind Power February 28, 2014 (North American Windpower) "Representatives from the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition recently met with Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionShow More Summary
The Oracle of Omaha sure loves wind power. Of course, Warren Buffett invests to make money, so the continuing wind plays by companies in his Berkshire Hathaway empire are really a sign of the sector’s economic attractiveness. read m...
The expansion of offshore renewable power generation, particularly large wind power installations, is helping to drive demand for transmission via high-voltage submarine electricity cables. While this is a small and highly specialized industry, it has shown consistent growth over in recent years, even in the face of a global recession. Show More Summary
Latin America has become one of the hottest growth markets for wind energy. Globalization is driving sustainable economic growth in most Latin American countries, resulting in greater energy demand. Wind is increasingly viewed as a valuable and essential answer to increasing electricity generation across most markets in Latin America. Show More Summary
Wind Power’s Consumer Benefits February 2014 (American Wind Energy Association) Consumers in wind states save money New DOE data show that the states that use the most wind energy have seen the largest electric rate declines. Newly released...Show More Summary
THE INCREASING AFFORDABILITY OF NEW ENERGY IEA: Expanding wind and solar power does not mean additional costs; Transformation of power systems is needed to guarantee long-term flexibility, offering huge advantage for emerging economies Will...Show More Summary
DJ Cassidy really lined up an all-star cast for “Calling All Hearts”. Nile Rodgers And Earth, Wind & Fire help set the classic dance vibe, while Robin Thicke and Jessie J lend their powerful pipes to the retro anthem. It’s a heady mix that promises big things from the knob-twiddler’s debut LP Paradise Royale (due in... More »
In China, wind power is leaving nuclear behind. Electricity output from China’s wind farms exceeded that from its nuclear plants for the first time in 2012, by a narrow margin. Then in 2013, wind pulled away—outdoing nuclear by 22 percent.
According to tallies by the National Energy Administration, China added 14 gigawatts of grid-connected wind power capacity in 2013, the fifth consecutive year with installs of over 10 GW. Estimates of wind curtailment in 2013 show improvements over 2012, but the problem is far from solved. read more
Ottoman tower tops list of buildings made with bones Using the skulls of your enemies to build a tower sends one powerful message—even if the structure winds up measuring a scant 15 feet in height. In 1809, midway through the first Serbian uprising against the Ottoman Empire, Turkish general Hurshid Pasha gathered 952 rebel skulls for [...]
The rally in the Chinese wind-turbine maker looks unsustainable. Here's why.
The wind energy sector in the UK is continuing to grow at a respectable pace, based on the most recent figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Wind power rose to provide about 7.7% of the UK’s electricity in 2013 — up from 5.5% in 2012, a 38% year-on-year increase. Show More Summary
Sarah Sloat highlights the work of Stanford’s Mark Jacobson, whose research suggests that offshore wind farms may diminish the destructive force of hurricanes: [H]e plugged in “tens of thousands” of wind turbines into his models, placing them within 100 kilometers off the coast in water depths ranging from 30 to 200 meters. Then he ran simulations for three different […]
By land and by sea, wind power is gaining traction in Massachusetts.
There are some things I enjoy about winter like a walk through the woods with a path decorated by a light coating of freshly fallen snow or a sunny day with blue skies and no wind. The powerful sound of large sheets ice breaking free as they fight there way down the Connecticut River is an awesome sight. Show More Summary
Kite-based wind generation was first proposed in the 1940s, the seminal power potential paper was published in 1980 and it was first demonstrated in 1986. So why isn’t there a single production system or even an a quarter-scale production...Show More Summary
John Billingsley Jr. spent his youth picking cotton in fields just south of Lubbock, where West Texas winds of up to 20 or 30 mph would slap at his face like a hard open hand. “Growing up out there, driving a tractor many, many years...Show More Summary
The S&P edges up for another record close as Central European Media, China Ming Yang Wind Power, and Dril-Quip all soar by double digits.
Bold plan calls for a battery factory with capacity 50 times greater than Tesla’s 2013 sales. Tesla would also sell batteries for solar, wind power timeshifting. But what about Apple? Is a possible merger in the works? Could Musk be Apple's next visionary CEO?