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.

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

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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.

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

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

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. If Cape Wind succeeds it would be a major advancement in this country’s alternative energy use, funding and planning.

Armed Forces Increasing Conservation

Eco Friendly Daily

In addition to adding solar power to bases, they have also built two wind turbines on two different bases. A two megawatt wind turbine was built at a base in Wyoming and a 1.5 megawatt turbine was built in Massachusetts. Alternative Energy Solar Power Wind Power Reducing energy consumption is an important step for all citizens of the world to make.

Clean Energy: Making Better Economic Sense and Keeping the Heat On During the Polar Vortex

Sierra Club Compass

Clean energy continues to make the news nationwide as solar and wind power continue expanding at an exponential rate. was in the grips of a sub-zero "Polar Vortex,"  wind energy kept the power on in Texas : Sufficient generation and higher wind output from West Texas wind farms boosted the state's electric supply Tuesday compared to Monday when the grid operator declared an emergency as power plants shut unexpectedly, reducing supply.

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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Estée Lauder shows the planet beauty is more than skin deep

Green Prophet

The company signed a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for 22 megawatts of wind power from the Ponderosa wind farm in Oklahoma to cover more than half of the company’s electricity footprint with renewable energy technologies.

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Just in Time: Kenn Kaufman’s “A Season on the Wind” — a review

10,000 Birds

A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration is Kaufmann’s latest book, being published just in time for the North American northward migration in April and May – that time when, he says, “the migrants from the tropics have arrived in a rush, creating that glorious sense of diversity and abundance, the sense that anything is possible in the perfection of springtime.”. Example A, perfectly up to date, is the wind turbine. How blessed can one guy be?

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Scientists create Gecko inspired adhesive that can be reused for.

EcoFriend

Solar Power. Wind Power. However, this time, researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst have come up with their innovative conception that is novel as well as practical. Whats Next: Low cost wind turbines for the developing world. Concentrated solar technology to help make solar power affordable. solar power. A part of Instamedia network | Powered by Instapress. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password.

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With wind energy projects stalled, MA Governor proposes landmark bill

Green Life Smart Life

With more than a third of the major wind-energy projects in Massachusetts stalled by lawsuits or permit appeals, the Patrick administration has proposed a landmark bill that would streamline the state’s appeals process and make it possible to win approval of such projects much more quickly. Massachusetts now generates less than 1 percent of the nation’s wind energy, about 9 megawatts, enough to power only about 2,700 homes.

Ontario, Canada, Goes Coal-Free

Sierra Club Compass

Today, Ontario retired their last coal-fired power plant.   What's more, the steps Ontario has taken over the past decade to retire its five coal-fired power plants is a great guide for the U.S. The province demonstrated that the cheapest source of power is efficiency, or reduced demand. With a clear roadmap and and balanced incentives wind power quintupled over the past 6 years in Ontario. While coal has powered the U.S.

Big Clean Energy News Just Keeps Coming: "Solar is Most Economical Option," Says Energy CEO

Sierra Club Compass

On the heels of last week's release of carbon pollution safeguards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which requires future power plants to deal with their climate-disrupting carbon pollution, news is rolling in from across the U.S. This week Xcel Energy announced it will triple the amount of solar power it offers while also adding another 450 megawatts of wind power. Wind prices, for example, are down 50 percent since 2009.

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.

National Grid Applies for $200 Million in Stimulus Funding for Largest Collective Smart Grid Project in the Northeast

Green Life Smart Life

Department of Energy for $200 million in stimulus funding to develop an “end-to-end” smart grid deployment that will include approximately 200,000 customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. National Grid, the nation’s second-largest utility, has applied to the U.S.

Which Utilities Top the Smart Grid Deployment List?

Green Life Smart Life

Department of Energy for $200 million in stimulus funding to develop an “end-to-end” smart grid deployment that will include approximately 200,000 customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rick Nicholson and H. Christine Richards of IDC Energy Insights published an article in the July/August edition of Intelligent Utility detailing their assessment of which utilities are leading the pack towards a Smart Grid.

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.

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.

Volunteers needed this Saturday!

Green Life Smart Life

The South County Wind Forum is bringing a field trip to the brand-spanking new wind turbine at Portsmouth High School. Wind Forum will be bringing busloads of people and People’s Power& Light wants to greet them with coffee, cocoa and-you guessed it-New England GreenStart brochures. Rhode Island-Anyone can support the Town of Portsmouth’s new wind turbine through People’s Power & Light (PP&L).

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The environmental record of Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry

Green Blog

Jonathan Hiskes wrote a longer summary about Perry’s environmental record last year saying that while Perry fights climate action he embraces wind power. Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, also wants to see oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

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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. And in New York, after years of stymied progress, the Long Island Power Authority has reached an agreement with Deepwater Wind, which built the Rhode Island turbine array, to drop a much larger farm — 15 turbines capable of running 50,000 average homes — into the ocean about 35 miles from Montauk.

Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy

The Green Changemakers

Green Recovery – A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy (pdf) was prepared by the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, under commission by the Center for American Progress and released by a coalition of labor and environmental groups. For example, constructing wind farms creates jobs for sheet metal workers, machinists and truck drivers, among many others.

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Flexible solar cells from German researchers are fit for use on helmets

EcoFriend

Solar Power. Wind Power. Even if the panel falls down, it may survive breakage and can continue to generate solar power. After field testing, the solar-powered helmets for skiers will be shipped by the end of the year for a price around $400 (300 Euros). The power reaped through the solar cells can be used to charge MP3 players, phones or other devices. The energy can be harnessed finely to power these communication systems. solar power.

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

EcoFriend

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. Whats Next: Low cost wind turbines for the developing world.

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

Bolivia, and Ecuador, states run by socialists who are beholden to very powerful, autonomous grassroots movements, are still very dependent on petroleum revenue. Mitigation means moving toward clean energy sources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal kinetic power. It means closing coal-fired power plants, weaning our economy off fossil fuels, building a smart electrical grid, and making massive investments in carbon-capture and -sequestration technologies.

Intentional Communities: Lifestyles Based on Ideals

The Green Changemakers

Such centers include Kripalu in Massachusetts, Ananda Village in California, Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia, Ananda Marga in New York, and Maharishi University in Iowa. Many serve as model environments or teaching centers for sustainable agriculture and appropriate technology, and feature such concepts as permaculture, organic gardening, grey water systems, solar and wind power, and passive solar home design.

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Grid Parity in the Arab World: Still Far Away

Green Prophet

Grid parity, the point when the cost of power generated from renewable energy resources become equal or cheaper than conventional power costs, is around the corner for many countries. In the Arab world however, the gap between fossil-based and renewable generated power is wider than anywhere. As long as Arab governments subsidize the power sector, renewables cannot compete.

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