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A mighty wind: economies of scale

This might make good dessert talk: By global standards, the Block Island Wind Farm is a tiny project, just five turbines capable of powering about 17,000 homes. Yet many people are hoping its completion, with the final blade bolted into place at the end of last week, will mark the...

Oregon is replacing coal power with wind. Let’s see what happens

What could possibly go wrong? The post Oregon is replacing coal power with wind. Let’s see what happens appeared first on Hot Air.

First US offshore wind farm will power an entire island

The five-turbine farm off Rhode Island’s coast is expected to be supplying first homes by the end of the year

Climate Change This Week: Heating Up, Melting Away, Upping Wind Power, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, like this Jeweled Flower Mantis found in Asian forests, is another reason to save these important ecosystems. Source Pinterest Forests:...Show More Summary

7 Charts That Show Wind Power is Surging in the US and Abroad

Windmills have been used to generate electricity since the 1880s, but only in the past decade has the U.S. wind industry really started to take off. Two recently released reports capture major trends in this flourishing sector, in the U.S. Show More Summary

3 Reasons this Dad is Glad Harry Potter Didn’t Wind Up with Hermione

Because it sends a powerful message to my daughter and my son. The post 3 Reasons this Dad is Glad Harry Potter Didn’t Wind Up with Hermione appeared first on The Good Men Project.

TODAY’S STUDY: Wind Right Now

2015 Wind Technologies Market Report Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, et. al., August 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Annual wind power capacity additions in the United States surged in 2015 and are projected to continue at a rapid clip in the coming five years. Show More Summary

Global Non-Hydro Renewable Electricity Up 70% From 2010–2015

By Meteor Blades A study commissioned by the Financial Times shows that the planet’s 20 largest national economies generated 8% of their electricity from renewable energy — solar, wind, and other green power sources — in 2015, up from 4.6% in 2010. Show More Summary

General Electric to submit bid for Areva's Adwen on August 24 - media

PARIS (Reuters) - General Electric plans to submit a bid as early as Thursday to acquire French wind power group Adwen, jointly owned by Spain's Gamesa and France's Areva, weekly magazine La Lettre de l'Expansion reported on Monday. Sources told Reuters in July that General Electric and German wind turbine maker Senvion were preparing bids for Adwen. Show More Summary

By Degrees: America’s First Offshore Wind Farm May Power Up a New Industry

A just-completed project off the coast of Rhode Island, though relatively tiny, is at the forefront of a sea-based transition to renewable energy.

What’s Happened to Geothermal Energy?

While the A-List celebrities of the renewables world such as solar and wind often get the headlines, particularly here in the UK, there are plenty of other energy sources that have the power to transform our world and lower our collective carbon footprint.

Is It Time For The UK To Get Behind Offshore Wind?

by Phillip Inman (TheGuardian) Cancelling the planned new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will be a huge victory for the offshore wind industry. The word from inside No 10 is not clear yet, but there are so many Tories, including...Show More Summary

Wind Looking Ever Greater In Great Britain

Britain's vast national gamble on wind power may yet pay off Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, 14 August 2016 (UK Telegraph) “…Opposition to wind power from the conservative press, Tory backbenchers, and free market economists dates] to the 1990s...Show More Summary

GE is building America's first offshore wind farm with turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

The US uses an astounding amount of energy: about 97 quadrillion BTUs, or about 18% of world's total energy consumption. And demand is only going to increase over time. The majority of the energy the country generates — which powersShow More Summary

Storms knock out electricity to thousands across the region

Heavy winds pull down trees and power lines and lightning strikes homes.

Is Offshore Wind Finally Ready To Serve U.S. Power Needs?

Three wind turbines from the Deepwater Wind project off Block Island, R.I., are viewed Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Deepwater Wind's $300 million five-turbine wind farm off Block Island is expected to be operational this fall.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Deepwater Wind is attaching blades this week to the last of five massive, 6 [...]

UK approves massive offshore wind farm, delays nuclear power plant

Britain’s renewable energy industry is getting a huge boost, as the government just approved a second phase of the Hornsea offshore wind farm to add 1,800 megawatts of wind power capacity. The plans for Hornsea Project Two, which have...Show More Summary

Could Offshore Wind Replace Nuclear Power?

by Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for roughly the same investment. That’sShow More Summary

The Secret To Reliable Clean Energy Is People Power

Originally published on The Conversation. By Dani Alexander and Chris Dunstan Australia’s energy watchdog, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), has issued a stark warning: more wind and solar power will demand new approaches to avoid interruptions to electricity supply. Show More Summary

Winds At Cape Wind Could Be “More Powerful, Turbulent Than Expected”

Researchers at the University of Delaware have concluded in a new report that the offshore winds in the waters of the northeastern United States might be “more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected.” The findings were publishedShow More Summary

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