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European wind energy is now cheaper than nuclear power

Wind energy has officially overtaken nuclear power as the most affordable energy option – at least in countries surrounding the North Sea. In nearby European nations, the cost of wind is now 30 percent lower than nuclear, a promising development in the push for renewable energy around the world. Show More Summary

New York Times Shills For Moribund Nuclear Power, Disses Renewables Revolution

Why does the New York Times overhype nuclear power far beyond what the facts warrant -- while generally downplaying solar and wind power far beyond what the facts warrant? The post New York Times Shills For Moribund Nuclear Power, Disses Renewables Revolution appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Latest Advances in Generating Power From Seawater

The world’s major energy companies seem to live in constant fear that their business of providing carbon-based or nuclear power will be replaced by free and clean sources of energy such as solar and wind. Should they now be concerned about saltwater becoming the next free non-fossil...

Connie Krapp: At What Cost Wind and Not Coal?

The Stanton Station coal-fired power plant operated by Great River Energy. It is scheduled to be shut down in May of 2017. Photo via Great River Energy Last week, Great River Energy announced it will shut down its coal-based Stanton Station power plant. Show More Summary

Wind power is killing South Australia

Green power will kill heavy industry in South Australia: South Australia’s…

A hydrophobic membrane with nanopores for highly efficient energy storage

Storing fluctuating and delivering stable electric power supply are central issues when using energy from solar plants or wind power stations. Here, efficient and flexible energy storage systems need to accommodate for fluctuations in energy gain. Scientists have now significantly improved a key component for the development of new energy storage systems.

Rosatom Plans to Invest in Wind Power, Boost Energy Efficiency in Russia

Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to develop wind power industry in the country to provide up to 17 percent of wind power industry capacity by 2024, Rosatom’s Rusatom International Network said in a statement.

Innovative new osmosis technology powers up to 50,000 LED lightbulbs

As solar, wind, and hydropower continue to grow, new research into sustainable technology might make these game changers old news. The EPFL’s Laboratory for Nanoscale Biology has found a way to use osmosis, or the naturally occurring...Show More Summary

Vattenfall Acquires 100% Of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced it has acquired 100% ownership of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Only a few days after Vattenfall announced the key suppliers for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre...Show More Summary

Digital Realty Taps the Winds of the Texas Panhandle

The trend of colocation players buying renewable energy in bulk continued today with Digital Realty Trust.  The data center REIT has done a deal with E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC to offset 100% of its power needs across its colo and interconnection footprint. ... [visit site to read more]

China launches new alert system to tame wind power investments

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched a risk alerting system to prevent further investments in wind power generation in certain locations, after large amounts of power were wasted due to inadequate power transmission infrastructure...

Switch To Clean Energy, Help The Earth And Your Wonkette All At Once With One Non-Weird Trick

Here's a company that's using the good ol' free market to expand the reach of clean wind power. You want to save the planet, don't you?

Demand-Side Resources are Key to System Flexibility

The National Renewable Energy Lab has a great paper titled Flexibility in 21st Century Power Systems. The paper addresses three grid requirements to accommodate increasing numbers of variable generation resources like wind and solar energy.

Economic Scene: How Renewable Energy Is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course

Solar and wind produce temporary power gluts that drive out other sources that are needed to maintain stable supplies. Worse, they are helping push nuclear power into bankruptcy.

Key Suppliers For European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre Announced

Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced the key suppliers for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, also known as the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) is also the Aberdeen...Show More Summary

New 90 MW Offshore Wind Farm Planned For New York Waters, Largest In US

The Long Island Power Authority is apparently set to approve a 90 MW offshore wind farm in New York Waters, according to recent reports. According to reports from Bloomberg news, the Long Island Power Authority is planning to approve a 90 MW offshore wind farm off the coast of New York. Show More Summary

A battery inspired by vitamins

Harvard researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries. read more

Greensburg, KS, Once Destroyed By Wind, Now 100% Wind-Powered (Video)

Originally published on Climate Reality Project. In 2007, the city of Greensburg, Kansas was destroyed by powerful winds. Now, wind powers the city. In spring of 2007, a series of deadly storms devastated the Midwest. It was the most...Show More Summary

Offshore Wind Powers Ahead in Europe

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By Kieran Cooke / Climate News Network Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels – and that’s good news for the climate.

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