NEW ENERGY TO SAVE THE WORLD EIA finds wind energy will have largest role in cost-effectively meeting Clean Power Plan Michael Goggin, May 28, 2015 (EnergyBiz) “Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as states...Show More Summary
Very quietly, the technology behind wind power is changing how we deploy it.
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has called on Chinese car buyers to stop buying cars with copycat designs such as the Land Wind X7. Speth last week expressed the company’s ire at ripoff designs that it has little power to stop in the courts. Copyright laws vary between countries. The Land Wind X7, cleared [...]
Wind has increased its share of large-scale renewables certificates by 8%, to 64%, since 2013 but overall certificate creation likely fell 3% last year as hydro output dropped sharply.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill last week that will eliminate a state-wide property tax exemption for wind power developers beginning in 2017. The move will save the state on the order of $30 million annually. read more
Wind and solar in clean sweep of electricity capacity additions.
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides a snapshot of the extent to which EPA’s plan will accelerate the decline of domestic coal fired generation, coal production, and provide a tail wind for natural gas and renewables. read more
``It's able to function for almost an entire year off the grid, its designers say, because its dome shape aids in the collection of rainwater, and its water filters allow inhabitants to use almost any water source.''
Here is what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: Illegal Border Crossings Lowest in 20 years Party That Wins Obamacare Lawsuit Could Be the Loser States Team Up To Keep Obamacare Sustainable Wind Power Could Become Nation’s Largest Energy Source [...]
DONG Energy has been a power innovator in Europe for decades and is now looking to make moves in the United States. The utility — who surpassed 3 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity just last week — is looking to enter the U.S. offshore wind market. “We’re a world leader in offshore wind, with […]
In January 2014, Denmark’s wind electricity output was enough to meet an astonishing 62 percent of its electricity demand. By 2016, wind will be Denmark’s cheapest source of electricity, according to a government report, costing half as much as new coal- or natural gas-fired generation. read more
[Tangshanpeng Wind Farm/Land Rover Our Planet] China's drive for a cleaner and more efficient energy grid received a boost in April when the Chinese government issued four documents on power sector reform. The documents, which were published...Show More Summary
After decades of incipient growth, it seems that wind and solar power are finally ready for prime time. These two renewable energy resources are growing rapidly and are beginning to move the needle in global energy supplies. read mo...
This post is co-authored by Alex Trembath and Jesse Jenkins. After decades of incipient growth, it seems that wind and solar power are finally ready for prime time. These two renewable energy resources are growing rapidly and are beginning to move the needle in global energy supplies. Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Energy has published two new maps that put that our wind-powered future in concrete terms.
The United States might just be on the verge of a wind power revolution. Or, at least, the newest generation of wind turbines, featuring taller towers and longer blades, have the potential to push the country in that direction. Because...Show More Summary
The engineer and economist Bernard Chabot has written an article explaining how wind power capacity factors for new wind turbines could increase from about 40% to 60%. The article is titled, “The fast shift towards the « silent windShow More Summary
The gullible reader, as green as Peter Hartcher, may well conclude from Hartcher’s latest preaching that solar and wind farms…
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If life in a future megacity isn’t for you, your hour of escape is fast approaching. Especially if you don’t mind living alone in a 14 x 7 x 7-foot pod. Well, what if I told you the view was fantastic? More »