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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan, soaks voters as they trudge to polls

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands across Japan were advised to evacuate, hundreds of flights were canceled and rail services disrupted as heavy rain and wind lashed a wide swathe of Japan on Sunday, a national election day, as a powerful typhoon neared.

Strong typhoon nears southern Japan the day before election

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy rain and powerful winds are expected to lash large areas of Japan on Sunday as a strong typhoon sweeps ashore, possibly hindering voter turnout in a national election.

Ducks Notes: Power play unit must pull trigger quicker

Players are too often spurning one-timers and instead winding up to go for heavier shots that are allowing opponents to get in position to block the puck.

India To Buy 4.5GW Of Wind

Wind power capacity addition put on fast track, 4,500MW up for auction Nistha Saluja, October 16, 2017 (The Economic Times of India) “…[India’s government] is planning to auction 4,500 MW [of] wind projects in the next four months to...Show More Summary

Rule changes to spur French wind power projects within months: minister

PARIS (Reuters) - France will propose rule changes within six months that will remove administrative hurdles and speed the development of onshore wind power projects, its junior ecology minister said.

Tesla earns contract for world's first solar, wind and storage project

Tesla has won its first contract with Vestas, the world's largest wind turbine maker, to supply its Powerpack batteries for a project that combines solar power, wind power, and Tesla's storage technology — the first of its kind in the world. Show More Summary

World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland coast

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Offshore wind farms like the Gemini facility in the Netherlands can tap into the higher average wind speeds over the ocean, but unfortunately these facilities can only be built in relatively shallow water. Floating turbines can helpShow More Summary

Texas Shifts Love To Wind From Coal

Wind power to overtake coal power in Texas John Sciliano, October 13, 2017 (Washington Examiner) “Wind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after [the] news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the nextShow More Summary

The first floating wind turbines just came online, which is very good news, indeed.

Offshore wind turbines are a key technology for accessing the bulk of Earth's wind power.

Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday.

Wind energy over the oceans could power the world, geophysicists say.

One problem, though: The technology to capture that energy hasn't been invented yet.

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines Are Another Clean Energy Option

The fifth and final floating wind turbine has been secured off the coast of Scotland in a trial that will power 20,000 homes. The Hywind project is the result of more than 15 years of work from Norwegian energy firm Statoil. It's yet another clean energy technology being shown off at a time when Australia signals a move away from previous clean energy goals. More »      

The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Is Now Active in Scotland

The way we obtain electricity could be on the verge of changing forever, as the world’s first floating offshore wind farm has begun delivering power in Scotland. Undertaken by Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA and Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co., the Hywind project encompasses five turbines floating roughly 16 miles off the coast of […]

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Opens Up Off Scotland

The first offshore wind farm to use floating wind turbines has started producing power for the Scottish energy grid in what could be the start of offshore wind’s push into deeper and more favorable waters for renewable energy production. Show More Summary

Kite Wind Power Could Help Power Saudi Arabia

Wind turbines on the Earth’s surface suffer from the very stubborn problem of intermittent wind supply,” said Udaya Gunturu, a researcher with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, who is one of several researchers...Show More Summary

The world's first floating wind farm is here

Hywind is a trial project that includes five wind turbines floating off the coast of Scotland. The energy they produce could power up to 20,000 homes.  If Hywind proves successful, it would mean that larger wind farms could be installed in much deeper waters, opening up a new frontier for renewable energy production. Show More Summary

First floating wind farm in the world begins generating power

Five massive wind turbines floating in the sea near Scotland have started sending energy to the grid. Statoil, a Norwegian power company, has been working on the 30 megawatt Hywind Scotland project for several years, and it's now up and running. The wind farm can power around 20,000 homes.[...]

Officials investigating the roles of wind and power lines in Northern California wildfires

There is no doubt that after numerous wildfires started Sunday night... This is only the beginning of the article. Visit WildfireToday.com to read the rest.

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