How Does It Work: Wind Energy

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How Does It Work: Wind Energy. People have been capturing the power of this wind since ancient times: it’s moved sailboats for thousands of years while windmills were around in England as early as the 11 th century and in other parts of the world even earlier than that. And while modern wind energy technology is obviously very different, the basic idea remains the same: to harness the power of the wind to make clean, easy energy.

Wind Power Blows Away Coal and Gas in Nordic Countries

Green (Living) Review

Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations. OSLO (Reuters) - Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations.

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Is a 100% Wind Energy Powered Town Possible?

Wind Power Ninja

A wind turbine, as most of us know, is a machine that transforms kinetic energy into mechanical energy. The most famous machines using the wind turbine are the windmills and wind pumps, which are often used in farming or agricultural activities and for power production. In Denmark, modern wind turbines have been developed and used since the 1980s. In 2010, about 1/4 of the electric consumption of Denmark is by wind energy.

Twenty-five Percent of Denmark is Powered Exclusively by Wind

The Alien Next Door

"Denmark is no stranger to green energy, but this latest news is something special. megawatt offshore wind turbine up and running, Denmark has just stepped over the one gigawatt wind energy threshold. That''s almost enough power to send a Delorean back in time, and it also just happens to be a full 25 percent of Denmark''s entire energy needs. The government of Denmark isn''t satisfied with 25 percent.

Sierra & Tierra: A Gale of Wind Energy Good News

Sierra Club Compass

By Javier Sierra A gale of good news is hitting both the wind industry and the future of the planet. Spain became the first country ever to get more energy from wind than any other source during a complete year in 2013, with a 21.1-percent share at 55 gigawatts (GW). According to Spain’s Wind Energy Association, at the end of 2013, this clean energy was able to bring the price of electricity from $150 per megawatt (MW)/hour down to $7 per MV/hour.

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.

Denmark to end their reliance on fossil fuels, aims for 100 percent renewable energy in 2050

Green Blog

The new red and green government in Denmark wants to end the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. In a proposal presented to the parliament last week the Danish government laid out their new and bold energy plan. By 2050 Denmark should get 100% of their energy from renewable energy sources. The proposed energy plan would have four central deadlines. This target alone would cut Denmark’s greenhouse gas emissions with 35% based on 1990 levels.

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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Europe installed twice as much wind energy capacity in 2014 as coal and gas combined

Green Blog

New data from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that wind energy installations outperformed both coal and gas last year in the European Union. Across the 28 EU member states, the wind industry built a total of 11,791 MW to the European grid. The wind energy capacity increased by 3.8 Wind power now cover 10 percent of the EU’s electricity consumption, up from 8% the year before.

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.

World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

Green Blog

At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013. wind farm installations from a record 13,000 megawatts in 2012. wind power in 2013.

EU Likely To Exceed Twenty Percent Renewable Goal Of 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

Countries around the globe have set forth various goals for renewable energy and reducing overall energy demands. The goals vary depending upon the country in question, but in Europe the European Union has collectively set a goal of attaining twenty percent of their energy needs from renewables by 2020. The expected renewable energy generation for the year of 2020 was recently analyzed by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

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Malta to Get State-of-the-Art Floating Wind Farm from Hexicon

Green Prophet

Sweden’s Hexicon to supply Malta with 10% of its electricity with a platform-mounting floating wind farm. Despite the fact that the EU is willing to fund renewable energy in its climate laggard states, using cap & trade revenues from the sale of emission allowances, Malta still gets only 1% of its electricity from renewable energy. As an EU member Malta is required to produce at least 10% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

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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

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.

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Approved By Government

Eco Friendly Daily

Some twenty years ago Denmark installed their first and the world’s first offshore wind turbine. Offshore wind farms are considered an especially good source of wind energy. Subsequent countries have added their own offshore wind farms, including China recently building their first offshore wind farm in Shanghai. However, the United States has yet to establish an offshore wind farm of their own. Wind Power

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. Gordon is optimistic about the project, but some experts and analysts think Cape Wind may never break ground.

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?

Greentumble

As users, we are mainly interested in having a constant supply of energy which is also affordable so we can go on with our life. Where the energy comes from is rarely something we are aware of unless it carries financial implications. But the reality is that the majority of our energy needs are met by forms of non-renewable energy , in particular fossil fuels. Why do we insist on using fossil fuels instead of switching to other (less-harmful) kinds of energy?

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. The company says that Africa is an emerging wind market with Morocco currently being number two in installations.

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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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.

Where Can You Find the World’s Most Expensive Gasoline? Probably Turkey.

Green Prophet

By comparison, the European countries with the highest current gas prices — Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands — pay € 1.85, € 1.83 To reduce its dependence on foreign petroleum and natural gas, Turkey ought to rapidly develop its renewable and nuclear energy infrastructure, said Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, on the day that Turkey’s new petroleum prices were announced.

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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?’ How can government and industry work together to develop the low carbon energy supply we need?

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Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

Worldwatch Institute researchers contribute to leading global study on renewable energy development Washington, D.C. Renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013. Renewable power capacity jumped more than 8 percent in 2013, accounting for over 56 percent of net additions and now has the potential to account for over a fifth of world electricity generation.

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“WE CAN BUILD NEW UK INDUSTRY FROM OFFSHORE WIND REVOLUTION” SAYS BWEA

Green (Living) Review

The announcement of nine vast new offshore wind farm zones with a total capacity of 32GW would, if fully developed, be enough to power every home in the UK. Despite the UK’s lead in offshore wind energy generation the UK currently trails behind other leading wind energy producing countries – particularly Germany, Denmark and Spain – in manufacturing, design and supply chain jobs.

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Bwindi Eco Tourism Center will connect visitors with nature

EcoFriend

Solar Power. Renewable Energy. Wind Power. Tidal and Wave Energy. Geothermal Energy. In addition to this they will also produce their own energy using renewable sources. Denmark-based NORD Architects has won the competition for a new healthcare center for cancer patients in Copenhagen, Denmark, which will enhance recovery and. Eco Architecture: Denmark’s greenest childcare center will protect natural resources. solar power.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

Further, one can value this Historical Carbon debt by applying a Carbon Price and here we will use $100 per tonne CO2, roughly the price that could achieve a transition from dirty coal and gas burning to clean, renewable wind energy. Of course a Carbon Price of $100 per tonne CO2 is only based on what is required to implement wind power competitively in the current World Order.