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The Latest: Storms knock out power, damage homes near Dallas

The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A powerful storm system with winds exceeding 60 mph (95 kph) has damaged … Click to Continue »

Despite Clean Power Plan rollback, utilities say coal isn’t ascendant

Natural gas, wind are still energy sector’s darlings, according to 600 executives.

The economic case for wind, solar energy in Africa

To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030. While hydropower and fossil fuel power plants are favored approaches in some quarters, a new assessment has found that wind and solar can be economically and environmentally competitive options and can contribute significantly to the rising demand.

Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa: study

As Africa gears up for a tripling of electricity demand by 2030, a new Berkeley study maps out a viable strategy for developing wind and solar power while simultaneously reducing the continent's reliance on fossil fuels and lowering power plant construction costs.

Dangerous winds leave more than 13,000 customers in Southland without power

More than 13,000 customers across Southern California lost power Monday as gusty winds between 40 mph and 50 mph damaged trees, downed power lines and fanned small fires. The National Weather Service issued high wind advisories and warnings Monday for the valleys, mountains and coastal areas that...

Thousands remain without power in Southern California after strong winds topple trees and power lines

Utility crews on Tuesday were working to restore electrical service to thousands of customers in Southern California after high winds knocked down trees and power lines. Terry Schneider, a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said about 6,000 customers were without power,...

'Monster' cyclone Debbie batters northeast Australia

A "monster" cyclone smashed into northeast Australia Tuesday, cutting power, damaging buildings and uprooting trees, with coastal towns in lockdown as residents battled lashing rain and howling winds.

Ohio Wind Energy Promised Power, Light, & Knowledge, But No More

Superintendent Ken Amstutz dreamed of propelling his rural Ohio school district into a high-tech future with nearly a million dollars in annual revenue from a single wind farm set to go online this year. That was until the state legislature...Show More Summary

Stars born in winds from supermassive black holes

(ESO) Observations using ESO's Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. These are the first confirmed observations of stars forming in this kind of extreme environment. Show More Summary

Cyclone Debbie lashes Whitsunday Islands, cutting power

High winds and heavy rainfall batter resorts along Great barrier Reef, with some damage reported.

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.

Thousands evacuated as cyclone bears down on Australia

Thousands of people including tourists were evacuated Monday as northeast Australia braced for a powerful cyclone packing destructive winds, with warnings of major structural damage and surging tides.

Thousands flee as Cyclone Debbie bears down on Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians abandoned their homes as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland on Monday, while others ignored authorities' advice to evacuate with winds forecast to reach up to 300 km per hour (185 mph).

New North Sea Wind Power Hub Could Supply 70-100 Million People With Renewable Energy By 2050

Three European transmission system operators have signed a trilateral agreement this week that intends to develop a large renewable European electricity system in the North Sea, the North Sea Wind Power Hub, which could supply as many...Show More Summary

Four Winds Report for March 24, 2017

Erich Fromm, who celebrated a birthday yesterday, once wrote, "Envy, jealousy, ambition, any kind of greed are passions; love is an action, the practice of human power, which can be practiced only in... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Wind Delivers 54% Of Power To Midwest 11-State System

SPP bumps into transmission constraints as wind energy breaks records Robert Walton, March 22, 2017 (Utility Dive) “…[The Southwest Power Pool set new record by serving 54.22% of load with wind energy] on March 19. But the grid operator...Show More Summary

‘Captain Planet’ The Complete Series Coming to Digital Download Next Month

The power is yours! Or at least it will be very soon. Fans who loved harnessing the power of Earth, fire, wind, water and heart haven’t been able to relive all the adventures of their hero Captain Planet on home video because only the...Show More Summary

From Virginia to Germany, Old Coal Mines Are Being Considered for Pumped Hydro Storage

Bloomberg: How to Make Electricity in a Disused Coal Mine A coal-mine that powered German industry for almost half a century will get a new lease on life when it’s turned into a giant battery that stores excess solar and wind energy. The...Show More Summary

The Southwest Power Pool Got 52% of Electricity From Wind: ‘It’s Not Even Our Ceiling’

Energy Post: Wind Power Blows Away Opposition in U.S. The Southwest Power Pool said last week that it met 52.1 percent of the electricity demand in the sprawling transmission organization’s service territory with wind power during a portion of the overnight period on Feb. Show More Summary

Ohio HB 114 Renewable Energy Standards Bill Would Cripple Wind Industry, Says AWEA

The American Wind Energy Association has come out against an Ohio state bill which would reduce the state's renewable energy standards into an unenforceable goal, saying that it would slam the brakes on wind power jobs and investment. Ohio...Show More Summary

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