The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released data showing that the Capacity Factor (CF) for wind power can reach 65% which is comparable to that of fossil fuel based generation. While the headlines aren’t as sexy as Tesla's 'Ludicrous mode,' the transformative implications for climate change dwarf Elon Musk's latest accomplishment. read more
The DolWin beta high voltage AC/DC power converter platform seen sailing out from Haugesund, Norway on August 1, 2015 on its way to the German sector of the North Sea, where it will house the converter station for a large wind farm cluster. Show More Summary
Originally published on The Handleman Post. By Clayton Handleman The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released data showing that the Capacity Factor (CF) for wind power can reach 65%, which is comparable to that of fossil fuel based generation. Show More Summary
As news of the formalized Clean Power Plan swept through the energy sector, the press releases starting flowing in. While skepticism abounds, there’s still a lot of fanfare surrounding yesterday’s announcement -- with much of it coming from green energy corners. Unsurprisingly, the Obama administration’s rule leans heavily on renewable energy [...]
After the massive disaster in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that destroyed the Fukishima nuclear power plant, it would seem that the country has learned its lesson. Engineers are now installing the world’s largest wind turbine
WIND LIKES CPP Wind energy a major solution under Clean Power Plan; Wind can supply majority of new clean power needed most cost-effectively, according to EIA August 3, 2015 (American Wind Energy Association) “Wind energy can provide...Show More Summary
The Environment Minister has ruled out changes to Renewable Energy Act in response to the Senate's wind turbine inquiry. But what will he do about wind power's mysterious effect in forcing the NSW regulator to increase gas prices?
We called it four days ago: the Clean Power Plan seeks to accelerate wind and solar development at the expense of natural gas to replace coal CT Exclusive Interview: Clean Power Plan Has A Message For Natural Gas, And It’s Not Good was...Show More Summary
The inquiry has been criticised for turning a blind eye to climate change with Labor concerned its recommendations would strangle the wind sector.
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One person was killed and many more injured during an intense storm that brought winds, lightning, hail, power outages and even a funnel cloud to Chicagoland yesterday. [ more › ]
New study finds shifting winds and ocean currents helped double endangered Galapagos Penguin population Shifts in trade winds and ocean currents powered a resurgence
Gas. Coal. Nuclear. Hydroelectric. Wind. Oil. There's a decommissioned nuclear power plant with 1,100 tons of nuclear waste sitting on the shores of Lake Michigan, the largest supply of drinking water in North America. Read Full Sto...
Severe storms swept through the Chicago area packing high winds, rain and hail that toppled trees and power lines, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. The severe storm warning remains in effect until 12:15 a.m. for parts of Cook, Kendall, Will and DuPage counties. Porter and Lake counties...
Renewable energy industry says recommendations 'reckless' and a 'biased political stitch-up'.
The Obama Administration is dropping hints that the EPA Clean Power Plan will focus on wind and solar to accelerate the transition out of coal power plants EPA Clean Power Plan Could Drop Hammer On Natural Gas was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
By Don Willlmott You've heard all the gripes about wind turbines: they're ugly, they're expensive to build and maintain, they make weird noises, and they kill birds. Might there be another way to capture the power of the wind without...Show More Summary
Originally published on RenewEconomy This may be a case of exquisite timing. Just as Prime Minister Tony Abbott launched into another attack on Australia’s wind farms, the nation’s wind turbines have pooled together to provide record output for a single day in Australia. Show More Summary
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott isn’t much of a fan of wind power. In an interview with Alan Jones, the country’s most popular radio shock jock, Abbott said he thought wind farms were “visually awful” and they “make a lot of noise.” You...Show More Summary
This week Hillary Clinton vowed that as president she will ensure America gets 33 percent of its energy from clean, renewable resources like wind and solar power by 2027. This is a bold plan. But more importantly, it is an achievable one. Show More Summary