Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys. In 2001, Jim Gordon, a Boston-based energy entrepreneur who played a critical role in the development of natural gas–fired power plants in the 1990s, was searching for a way to produce energy on the East Coast. He began working on what would become the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, off the Massachusetts shore.

Now that’s huge! Record-breaking wind turbine being built by Siemens

Green Blog

German manufactuer Siemens have constructed off-shore wind turbines with record-breaking rotors. Besides making it lightweight, in relation to its size of course, these construction processes also makes the wind turbine extremely strong. And this is a good thing considering that they will be hit with the energy of around 200 tons of air per second out in the sea where these wind turbines are designed to be used.

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Siemens Supplying Hundreds of Wind Turbines to Dong Energy

Wind Power Ninja

First of all, Dong Energy? Dong Energy has recently signed a deal with Siemens… Bwahahahaha… Siemens? OK, sorry, back to your regularly scheduled wind power news. Dong Energy is all set to erect (giggle) up to 500 offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe thanks to a recent agreement with Siemens AG. The wind turbines in question will have a total capacity of 1,800 megawatts and each will have an individual capacity of 3.6

Renewable Energy Business Leaders to Convene at European Future Energy Forum

Green (Living) Review

The foremost renewable energy gathering in Europe has announced a star line up of experts to appear in London, Oct. A world-class debate will take place for three days, with how to fund the future of energy as the leading issue. This fast-paced and exciting debate chaired by Steve Sedgwick, CNBC Anchor will ask ‘Where is the money coming from to fund the new energy revolution?’ Source: European Future Energy Forum

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Abundant Clean Renewables? Think Again!

Green (Living) Review

Although "renewable" energy is growing faster than ever before, it is neither carbon neutral, "clean" nor sustainable. We need to transform into low-energy societies that meet human - not corporate - needs. Renewable energy is growing faster than ever before. Germany has installed over 24,000 wind turbines and 1.4 According to the German government , 371,400 jobs have been created by renewable energy.

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China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

Green Blog

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come.

Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

Green Prophet

Inflatable wind turbines are lighter and cheaper than heavy conventional ones. Following a number of Israeli clean technology companies being winners in the General Electric Company’s Green Innovation Marathon , GE has announced plans to establish a “Green Tech Shop&# in Haifa in which a number of renewable energy and other green technology projects will be developed under the giant American electronics company’s sponsorship. Winflex wind rotor.

Small is Beautiful: We Don't Need to Go Big To Create New Energy Sources

Green (Living) Review

PERI's Robert Pollin, author of Greening the Global Economy, says community-owned renewable energy sources are the path to the future PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. In the new book Greening the Global Economy Rob Pollin says we don’t need to go big to create new energy sources; in fact, small is beautiful. JAY: So instead of a massive wind farm somewhere out here.

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After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

Green Blog

Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. China installed some 13,000 megawatts of wind in 2012, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

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Samsø’s Success

Eco Friendly Daily

The inhabitants of Samsø are now self-sufficient using only renewable energy. A combination of wind power, biofuels, and solar panels meets the needs of 4,000 people. An additional goal is to use renewable sources for 20% of the total demand. Samsø boasts 11 onshore wind turbines, which supply sufficient electricity for all the homes. The government subsidizes wind power at a rate of 20-50% of the production cost.

Samso: The energy self-sufficient island

The Green Changemakers

[link] By Dan Jones | 11/30/09 - 10:30 748 digg Samso Energy Self-Sufficiency Inhabitants on the small Danish island of Samso have collaborated to form a social energy revolution. The small Baltic island has become one of the first industrialised places in the world to qualify as being totally energy self-sufficient. Being a skilled worker from the world's only "Renewable Energy Island" is proving to be quite a USP. million euros in wind turbines.

UK lead in offshore wind confirmed

Green (Living) Review

· European Wind Energy Association 2010 stats just released, confirm UK position · Total EU offshore now close to 3 gigawatts, powering 2.9 million EU homes · 19 gigawatts consented in EU waters, sufficient to power 14 European capital cities Latest offshore wind statistics, released today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), confirm that the United Kingdom is the European and world sector leader with 1,341 megawatts (MW) installed.

Irish communities have been urged to live more sustainably

Green (Living) Review

I firmly believe that the result of these activities will include real and measurable reductions in environmental impact such as reduced waste production, reduced energy consumption and a reduced carbon footprint for Ireland.” When it comes to small wind, for instance, and other renewable energy on a smaller scale, as in households and such, the government – especially local – generally thrown, in Britain, a spanner in the works.

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Alternative Energy – Things you didn’t know

Eco Friendly Daily

As our energy needs rise, as our supplies of fossil fuels run out and as the state of our planet become more precarious, we increasingly need to look at alternative energy sources to meet our requirements and to allow our modern lifestyles. Solar Energy. The sun, a huge burning ball of hydrogen, outputs vast amounts of energy every second. Even the minute fraction that falls on the Earth’s surface is more than enough to supply all our energy needs.

Record year for European offshore wind, UK leads the sector

Green (Living) Review

UK has half of newly installed European offshore wind farms in first half of 2010 European total approaches 2.5 gigawatts, a threefold increase since 2006 by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable UK, the trade association for wind and marine energy - Britain’s fastest growing green energy sectors – welcomed today’s announcement from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) that European offshore wind capacity in 2010 has grown faster than in the same period in 2009.

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Britain must do more to secure wind energy jobs

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Britain, as a nation, is punching well below its weight when it comes to offshore wind, risking missing legally-binding targets and the opportunity to secure tens of thousands of jobs. The paper says rapid expansion of the sector is needed to meet EC targets of 15% Britain's energy to come from renewable energy by 2020. Wind can provide clean, sustainable energy, while attracting investment and creating employment.

National Trust’s new 'Living Green Visitor Center' opened in Morden Park

Green (Living) Review

When it, however, comes to refurbishing old military sites the people of Christiania in Denmark mus be seen as the ones leading the way. The refurbished stable yard in the heart of Morden Hall Park will use half the amount of energy needed for a standard building of its size, largely because of innovative use of environmentally friendly insulation like hemp and recycled carpets. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Stable yard at Morden Hall Park, Merton, reopened after £2.5m

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Foreign Investment In New U.S. Wind Farm

Eco Friendly Daily

The alternative energy sector was one of many sectors hit hard by the recent recession. Recently, the United States’ Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, suggested that the U.S. was lagging behind other countries’ investments into alternative energy, namely China. One of the sectors the government has been investing in steadily is wind energy, however. This is partially due to the $1 billion in federal grants which went into wind energy. Wind Power

IKEA and Ideabox build Aktiv, a Swedish style sustainable prefab.

EcoFriend

Renewable Energy. Wind Power. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. Major eco-friendly elements of Aktiv contain energy efficient appliances such as dual flush, access for natural warmth and lights. Energy star electronics items are used in the building for less energy consumption as well. Eco Factor: Prefab home is Energy Star and Earth Advantage certified. What’s next: Bladeless wind turbines. Please login.

Kyocera's solar modules power England's first 'zero carbon church'

EcoFriend

Renewable Energy. Wind Power. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. KYOTO Corporation from Japan had been assigned to supply its solar modules for a leading project that has helped in renovating the old church building, equipping it with all required tools for generating power sustainability, with the use of solar energy. The 24 Kyocera solar modules generate solar energy with an output of 3.12kW. Oklahomas first zero energy home.

Siemens Sells First 100 MW of Turbines to Morocco

Green Prophet

The German renewable energy giant Siemens Energy has just secured its first wind turbine orders within Africa, with orders for two new wind farms going up in Morocco. Siemens will supply turbines with a total capacity of 100 MW, 50 MW to the Haouma Wind Farm project in Northern Morocco, and 50 MW to Foum El Oued in Southern Morocco. China – the world leader in installed capacity plans to get 17% from wind.

EfficienCity

The Green Changemakers

EfficienCity is a virtual city but all towns and cities in the UK could be enjoying the same lower greenhouse gas emissions, cheaper bills and better energy security. As a result, they're enjoying lower greenhouse gas emissions, a more secure energy supply, cheaper electricity and heating bills and a whole new attitude towards energy. What is decentralised energy? Combined heat and power CHP is the heart of an efficient, decentralised energy system like EfficienCity's.

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Gaia Education

The Green Changemakers

A Sane World High on our list of priorities are land conservation and earth restoration, poverty alleviation through food security and meaningful livelihood, renewable energy use, protecting indigenous cultures and species diversity, offering meaningful contexts for youth, and providing the resources for good family planning for a child-friendly planet. Indeed, we can transform the world if we set our energy to doing it.

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