100% wind power, energy efficiency and recycling, and solar-powered teams are combining to make Super Bowl XLIX the greenest Super Bowl in history Will Super Bowl XLIX Be The Greenest Super Bowl In History? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
American wind power rebounded in 2014, adding over four times as much as year before; Stable policy needed for investment in U.S. capacity to pay off, say industry leaders January 28, 2015 (American Wind Energy Association) “…The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) [Q4 report] shows the U.S. Show More Summary
Two wind turbines at a new 5-turbine wind power farm in Ohio will help a Whirlpool plant in Findlay offset about 22% of its electricity. Each turbine could generate enough electricity to power about 300–400 homes — with adequate wind, of course. Show More Summary
Amazon Web Services announced it is buying the energy generated by a 150 megawatt wind farm in Indiana to power current and future data centers.
Originally published on RenewEconomy. It’s been one of the big themes at the World Energy Future Conference here in Abu Dhabi. Solar, and other technologies such as wind power, are no longer more expensive than traditional fossil fuels in many parts of the world. Show More Summary
Researchers studying data from NASA's Cassini mission have observed that Saturn's largest moon, Titan, behaves much like Venus, Mars or a comet when exposed to the raw power of the solar wind. The observations suggest that unmagnetized bodies like Titan might interact with the solar wind in the same basic ways, regardless of their nature or distance from the sun.
Spain will be home to the first public lighting system to be powered exclusively by solar and wind energy. Researcher Ramon Bargalló is the man behind the development, and he worked alongside the company Eolgreen to design his autonomous lighting system.
The electricity generated by China’s wind energy capacity fell by 5.2% in 2014, according to the country’s National Energy Administration. The news, reported by Wind Power Monthly, states that the average uptime for projects of 6 MW and over across the country was 1,905 hours. Show More Summary
Siemens Wind and Renewables division returned “sharply lower” orders in the first quarter of the company’s financial year (October through December). According to the company’s financial earnings release, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables division took in €1,317 million worth of orders, down substantially on a year earlier (€2,261 million). Show More Summary
The US government has approved a $2 billion renewable energy transmission line that could help open up the West to stranded solar and wind assets, feeding enough electricity to power over one million homes into the grid.
Canadian wind energy in 2014 had another record-breaking year, thanks to new wind farms in Canada’s largest province. According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), Canada added 1,871 MW of new wind power in 2014. Ontario, was tops with 999 MW, followed by Quebec (460 MW), and Alberta (350 MW). Show More Summary
Nearly half of all wind power installations in 2014 occurred in China. Offshore projects could drive future growth
In 1888, a blizzard hit New York City with such ferocity that it propelled the city into the 20 th century. Telegraph and telephone wires whipped dangerously in the wind, prompting the New York Times to call for an underground power line system. Show More Summary
The new transmission lines would span across New Mexico and Arizona, and add up to 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy to the grid. The post Transmission Line Approved That Could Bring Wind And Solar Power To Millions In West appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Millions of people in the Northeast are bracing for a potentially historic storm, which threatens to trigger massive power outages and has already led to cancellation of 1,422 flights. It has the potential for blizzard conditions and 2 to 3 feet of snow.
A crippling and potentially historic winter storm was approaching a large swath of the northeastern United States Sunday, which officials and forecasters warned could dump up to three feet of snow, produce high winds and cause powerShow More Summary
Tens of thousands of Los Angeles County residents were without power early Saturday after Santa Ana winds as high as 70 mph knocked down trees and power lines and temporarily closed part of a freeway.
Strong winds buffeted parts of Southern California on Saturday and will continue through the weekend.
It will be the largest offshore wind auction yet in the U.S. The post Huge New Area Soon To Open For Offshore Wind Power In New England appeared first on ThinkProgress.