Study: Offshore Wind Energy Capable Of Powering East Coast

Eco Friendly Daily

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the United States has at least 4,150 gigawatts of potential wind energy along the coastlines. Despite this, the country has yet to establish their first offshore wind farm, making them decades behind some European nations. The project expected to be the first, Cape Wind off of Massachusetts, is still facing legal battles and an unclear completion time. billion project would include 130 wind turbines.

U.S. Still Not Tapping Into Major Offshore Wind Potential

Eco Friendly Daily

The United States continues to struggle to launch their offshore wind sector. It has taken years to get the Cape Wind project off of Massachusetts, expected to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm, to be finalized and approved, only to have it meet continual legal battles. The project has yet to be constructed and it is not yet known when the wind farm will be operational. Despite the slow establishment of the offshore wind sector, the U.S.

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Report: Enough wind offshore to electrify America

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Wind power offshore can equal the present capacity of all landed power plants. of Energy report is another big leap forward for Cape Wind. T here is as much wind power potential (900,000 megawatts) off our coasts as the current capacity of all power plants in the United States combined, according to a new report entitled, A Framework for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States, sponsored by the U.S.

State Of Virginia Looking To Be First In U.S. Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

After years of struggling to become the first offshore wind farm in the United States, Cape Wind in Massachusetts is still battling to be first. After receiving governmental approval and the first federal leases for offshore wind in 2010, the farm is waiting to be built. Cape Wind is looking as though they will be the first utility-scale once operations begin at an unknown date. Wind Power

U.S. Government Promises Quicker Offshore Wind Project Reviews; Potential Sites Named

Eco Friendly Daily

The Cape Wind project is an offshore wind farm planned for off the coast of Massachusetts. In order to prevent major projects such as the Cape Wind project from being held up with very lengthy review processes, the government is now promising to drastically increase the review speed. government also announced their intentions to give four separate offshore wind farm leases by the end of 2011. Environment Wind Power

Report: Enough wind offshore to electrify America

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offshore can equal the present capacity of all landed power plants. of Energy report is another big leap forward for Cape Wind. T here is as much wind power potential (900,000 megawatts) off our coasts as the current capacity of all power plants in the United States combined, according to a new report entitled, A Framework for Offshore Wind Energy Development in the United States, sponsored by the U.S.

Cape Wind EIS Released

Eco Friendly Daily

A project entitled Cape Wind is hoping to be the first offshore wind farm in the United States. The location selected is near the coast of Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts. The planned offshore wind farm would include 130 wind turbines and would begin construction in 2010. If all goes well the wind farm would be operational in 2011. Alternative Energy Wind Power

Study: Wind Turbines Cause Temperature Changes On Ground

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind farms have been the center of debate for years, including the recent controversy regarding the offshore wind farm in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wind farms have also come under debate regarding whether their locations can cause adverse health impacts or be too loud to tolerate. However, a new study concerns itself with the placement of wind farms due to temperature changes they can cause. Environment Wind Power

They're here*

Environmental Economics

Cue Carol Anne : Federal authorities on Wednesday announced that about 1,900 square miles of Atlantic Ocean waters are open for building offshore wind farms, making North Carolina the nation’s new energy hotspot for planting forests of whirling turbines in the high seas. North Carolina’s ocean waters are considered to have some of the best wind resources along the East Coast.

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Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended): #1- Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012. #2- The statistics from the American Wind Energy Association are phenomenal. There more than 60,000 megawatts of wind power online now, which is enough to "power the equivalent of almost 15 million homes, or the number in Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, and Ohio combined." Compass.

Wind farms: "In the end, the economics trump Trump"

Environmental Economics

From the NY Times :  Last fall, five turbines in the waters of Rhode Island — the country’s first offshore farm — began delivering power to the grid. Last year in Massachusetts, Gov. Wind power has finally become viable for a number of delicately interlaced reasons. million for the lease, which still awaits final signoffs, far more than the $16 million generated by all earlier offshore wind auctions combined.

The Sunflower: A heliostat designed to light all dark corners of your.

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Solar Power. Wind Power. Sunlight, the power of the sun is the greatest gift of nature, which lightens up the earths surface during day. In various parts of the world where sunlight is abundant, it can been used to produce power using a heliostat. So far it has been used for industrial purpose, both large and small scale for producing concentrated solar power, usually to generate electricity. Eco Factor: Offshore car parking to generate renewable energy.