Where Does Your Wind Energy Come From and Is It Really ‘Green’?

Conservancy Talk

Renewable energy is an important part of our energy future. Fortunately, technology has improved and costs have dropped making wind and solar an increasingly viable option. Depending upon where you live, you may be utilizing wind energy generated out-of-state.

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).

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With Wind Energy At Its Back

Eco Friendly Daily

Last March, the airport announced its most ambitious project yet: a $216,514 wind energy program that would allegedly offset more than 14 million pounds of carbon dioxide. Alternative Energy Conspiracies Wind Power

Study: Wind Energy To Prevent 34 Billion Tons Of Carbon Emissions By 2030

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind energy has become a clear component of the future of the renewable energy sector. Wind energy grows yearly and globally, with more developing nations joining the field as well. In total, seventy-five countries around the world currently are using wind energy.

Energy UN group: we need 31% more renewables by 2020

Green Prophet

If you don’t want to read the whole article, here is the sum up: We need 31% more renewable energy to play it climate safe by 2030. It will cost $750 billion USD – but this can be investment stimulus people, and wind and solar can get us there. It’s easy.

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Save the Planet in 3 Simple Steps: A Common-Sense Mom’s Guide to Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

This stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. It’s becoming mainstream, and it needs to be.

A Helpful Guide to Renewable Energy and Small Business

Green Prophet

There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. Energy wind energy

When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their.

Sierra Club Compass

The American Wind Energy Association released an analysis on Wednesday , detailing how the wind industry could phase out reliance on federal tax credits over a six-year time period.   -- Dave Hamilton, Beyond Coal Director for Clean Energy. Energy Solutions.

The Latest Great Clean Energy News - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California » The Latest Great Clean Energy News. wind energy industry installed a record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity in 2012, which brings the total wind power in the U.S.

How Much Will That Chocolate Cost The Planet?

Eco Friendly Daily

However, when you buy that chocolate bar, have you thought about how much that chocolate bar is costing the planet? On top of that, the packaging factory is powered by 100 percent wind energy. There is no denying that we love chocolate.

The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

Green Blog

In the race to transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy and avoid runaway climate change, wind has opened a wide lead on both solar and geothermal energy. Wind is abundant, carbon-free and nondepletable. Wind is also abundant.

The Great Transition, Part I: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Green Blog

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As fossil fuel prices rise, as oil insecurity deepens, and as concerns about pollution and climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging.

Focus Earth Special Episode: Six People Saving Our Planet

The Green Changemakers

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff hosts Planet Green's Focus Earth featuring green news and events. In this special hour-long edition of Focus Earth , the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning anchor takes you across the globe to meet six courageous heroes fighting on the frontlines for our planet's environmental survival. You'll meet them, and, at the end, find out which of these inspirational people has the most powerful impact of all on our planet.

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Global Wind Day

Wind Power Ninja

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is declaring June 15th as “Global Wind Day” to help in the promotion of wind energy all around the planet. The American Wind Energy Association calling for a national renewable electricity standard and arranging Wind Day tweets. “In Government / Industry global wind day

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Upcoming: Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition in October

Sierra Club Compass

Wind energy? We're big fans - and we're excited to be sponsoring the American Wind Energy Association's upcoming Offshore Windpower 2013 Conference and Exhibition this October in Providence, Rhode Island. In fact, the Department of Energy reported that the U.S.

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How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel. The demand for energy in today’s world is rising, specifically electricity, as there are now around 1.1 billion people on the planet who have little or no access to it. Energy

Find the wind in Iran with these handy energy maps

Green Prophet

But the country has resources for wind energy, the international renewable energy organization IRENA has announced. The NGO which is headquartered in Abu Dhabi has just released wind maps which show where Iranian winds blow. Energy Iran pollution water wind power

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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. In the words of Itzhak Stern, "This is an absolute good" for the planet.

10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources


But since then, we have crossed the threshold of the sustainable resource management, and began using more resources than one planet Earth can possibly provide. planet Earths available to sustain our needs. We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one. Solar energy.

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150 Plants Retired: Another Major Milestone Hit in Moving Beyond Coal

Sierra Club Compass

That campaign included a relentless effort to focus on the pollution from this massive plant, and to push hard for wind, solar, and energy efficiency to replace it. The momentum continues to increase as Americans see that coal is fading as a part of the nation''s energy mix.

How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Go Green: 5 Green Living Resolutions for 2011 by greenwise on January 3, 2011 I have set 5 green living resolutions for 2011, focusing on actions that will save money as well as cut energy use.

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Research at RMIT University proposes a method to harness high altitude wind power


B.Sameer Kumar: While alternate energy is taking off at a pretty brisk pace, solar energy is far ahead of the other popular renewable energy source; wind. There are several reasons for this growing gap between the two alternate energy sources.

Is Nuclear Power a Renewable or Non-Renewable Source of Energy?


This would enable them to access some of the benefits (like governmental subsidies) allocated to the expansion of renewable energy. The idea stems from the extremely low greenhouse gas emissions released during the process of energy generation. How is nuclear energy produced?

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Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

The New York Magazine piece describes a planet that becomes the enemy of the human race by the end of the 21st century. These include strategies like energy efficiency to nuclear power to biofuels. We have made dramatic progress in reducing the costs of wind and solar energy.

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Viking Wind Farm in Scotland to generate 370MW of clean power


B.Sameer Kumar: When it comes to tapping into alternate sources of energy, solar power has taken a giant leap forward, leaving behind the other forms of renewable energy in the last two decades. Viking wind farm approved.

10 Future Green Job Opportunities

Green Home Blog

Job growth in these sectors is predicted to increase as more demand along the lines of such innovation as solar, wind, battery power and more continue to rise. known as Profit, People and Planet. Wind Energy Developer. 10 Future Green Job Opportunities.

Modern Technology is Helping to Usher in a Greener Tomorrow

Green Prophet

Improving Renewable Energy. Ever since the global realization of the fact that coal and petroleum are finite sources of energy, there has been multiple ongoing research projects dedicated to finding alternate sources of power for the future.

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What Are the Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?


accessible, making it a perfect source for generating energy—particularly when compared to fossil fuels, which need to be mined, extracted, and transported, leaving behind a trail of pollution and environmental degradation. Why is solar energy good for the environment? Solar Energy

Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out--And Hoarded | Living Green.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded by greenwise on February 9, 2011 Replacing incandescent lights with CFLs makes even more sense now. Starting next year incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in the USA, with much more energy efficient CFLs (compact florescent light bulbs) already widely available to replace them.

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Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Incandescent Bulbs Being Phased Out–And Hoarded by greenwise on February 9, 2011 Replacing incandescent lights with CFLs makes even more sense now. Starting next year incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in the USA, with much more energy efficient CFLs (compact florescent light bulbs) already widely available to replace them.

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Personal Power: Wind Turbines at Home

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s a wind-powered whirlybird! Many of you may have seen wind farms or heard of wind power’s potential. All wind turbines vibrate, and they transmit this vibration to the structure on which they’re attached. All rooftops create turbulence that interferes with the wind turbine’s operation. Wind farms, however, have experienced much more success. China can double its current electricity generation from wind alone.

Pros and Cons of Fossil Fuels


One of the driving factors in the industrial revolution was the introduction of coal energy. Coal provided a more efficient and dense energy source than burning wood. Since the industrial revolution coal has given way to oil and natural gas as two prominent energy sources.

Will COP 21 finally deal with climate change ?

Green Prophet

Figueres added that green technology projects must be accelerated; particualarly those involving solar and wind energy. years; and require heavy investments in infrastructure changes to renewable energy.

DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More.

Sierra Club Compass

COP18: Dithering in Doha » DOE Offshore Wind Investments Are Great, But We Can Do More. Yesterday the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a major investment in offshore wind projects in the Northwest, Midwest, Gulf, and East Coast. Offshore wind resources in the U.S.

What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for.

Sierra Club Compass

Dont Frack Our "Promised Land" » What the Passage of the Wind Production Tax Credit Means for 2013 and Beyond. cents per kilowatt hour to wind producers for the first ten years of operation. For wind to meet 20 percent of the U.S. Energy Solutions. Compass.

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Study: Wind Gusts Increasing Across Globe

Eco Friendly Daily

Studies in recent years have offered conflicting information when it comes to how climate change may be impacting wind across the globe. Some studies have reported that the winds in the Northern Hemisphere are weakening. The results point to the world’s higher wind speeds increasing.

Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm

Green Prophet

As part of its target of going from its current 550MW of wind to a staggering 2,690MW by 2016 to reach 7,200MW by 2020, Egypt is putting bids out for yet more wind power. This would continue progress towards this ambitious goal to tap some of the best wind resources in the world.

NASA Engineers develop a new, more efficient airborne wind-power system


Two and half centuries hence, NASA is using the lowly kite yet again albeit this time the purpose of the experiment is to change the way the world approaches wind turbines and sustainable energy generation. Airborne wind-power system developed by NASA Engineers.

Geothermal Energy Pros and Cons


Without knowing, they had been utilizing the immense reservoir of our planet’s internal heat. Heat that is a great source of thermal energy. Geothermal energy is energy contained beneath Earth’s crust. What is geothermal energy? How is geothermal energy produced?

Energy Sprawl is the Largest Driver of Land Use Change in the U.S.

Nature Conservancy - Science

According to a new paper out today in PLOS ONE , energy sprawl – the development of new land area required for energy production – is, and will likely continue to be, the largest driver of land use change in the United States for the foreseeable future.

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Altaeros Energies’ high altitude wind turbine comes with a Helium shell


B.Sameer Kumar: High Altitude Wind Power is field that has been under constant scrutiny and has presented researchers with new challenges that they need to overcome in order to tap into an energy source that could potentially run the whole planet on alternate power.

What is a carbon footprint?

Green (Living) Review

The mitigation of carbon footprints through the development of alternative projects, such as solar or wind energy or reforestation, represents one way of reducing a carbon footprint and is often known as Carbon offsetting.

Wind Power Can Replace Coal

Eco Friendly Daily

Coal power is the dirtiest form of energy creation on Earth. The supporters of coal power say that coal power is cheap and plentiful, so why replace it with something that is not, which they often cite wind power as an example of. megawatts of power to provide energy to 2,500 homes.