Wind Energy Project Moves Ahead in Nantucket

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Wind energy generation off the coast of Nantucket looks to be a reality after all. There has been a lot of push-bask on this project from wealthy New Englanders who had NIMBY attitude toward sustainable energy. renewable energy sustainability wind energy alternative energy Nantucket wind energy project sustainable energy

Wind Energy Market Booming

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A recent report by Transparency Market Research, titled ”Global Wind Energy & Wind Turbine Market (2011 – 2016),” shows that there’s been a Compound Average Growth Rate of 25% over the last 5 years in the wind power industry. The total installed wind power around the world had reached 197, 039 MW by the end of last year and is expected to reach an incredible 1,750,000 MW by 2030. The wind turbine market is projected to reach $93.1


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Iran Blows Past Sanctions with Wind Energy

Green Prophet

Determined to stay its unpopular nuclear course , Iran is now turning to wind power and other renewable energy sources to blow past sanctions. Last year Karin reported that the current regime plans to produce 5,000 MW of solar energy by 2015 , and in May this year, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad put aside an additional $620 million to grow the country’s nascent renewable energy program. Mega wind potential.

Blowing Horn harvests wind energy with a multi-rotor turbine

Green Prophet

Are you tired of seeing the same old giant wind turbines in a field or offshore? Designed for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition, a site specific art and energy competition for Copenhagen, Blowing Horn references the horns people used to use to communicate to one another over great distances (to me, a hard of hearing person, it looks like the horns we used to use to hear.). Related: The Shard architect designs lightweight dragonfly wind turbine.

Obama’s First Offshore Wind Energy Strategy

Wind Power Ninja

Early this week, two members of the Obama cabinet announced an offshore wind energy strategy that includes releasing more than fifty million dollars for offshore wind energy research as well as a plan to fast-track approval of wind farms in wind energy zones. Government / Industry ken salazar wind power obama wind energy obama wind power us wind energy

Results Positive for AWEA Wind Energy Survey

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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has announced the results of a national survey of the public opinion of wind energy. Conducted in March, the results conclude that there is generally a clear support for wind energy as well as public support for new projects. . AWEA CEO Denise Bode said, “Wind works for America and that is why voters want Congress to pass a strong national RES.

How Does It Work: Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

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 Energy.

U.K. Wind Energy Jobs Up 91%

Wind Power Ninja

wind power industry has surged 91 percent in three years, the RenewableUK lobby group said today. The number of people employed full-time in the large-scale onshore and offshore wind energy industry rose to about 9,200 in 2010 from 4,800 in 2007, RenewableUK said today in an e-mailed report. is banking on wind energy to help meet its European Union target of deriving 15 percent of energy for electricity, heat and transportation from renewables by 2020.

Local Wind Energy Industry Emerges In Turkey

Green Prophet

Turkey has used wind energy for more than ten years now, but never from locally developed and produced wind turbines. In what Turkish newspapers are calling “the biggest project in the history of the republic,” the Turkish government recently announced the country’s first National Wind Energy System. By 2014, the government expects to follow up this 500-KW model with a 2,500-KW wind turbine, also completely locally produced.

Wind Energy and Organic Farming Collide in Western Turkey

Green Prophet

Virgin wilderness on Turkey’s western coast is threatened by the construction of new wind energy transmission infrastructure being built by the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company. The lines will connect new wind energy projects in Çe?me The twist: this organic farmer is also the manager of one of Turkey’s first wind energy project developers. Protection of the environment is essential for wind farming activities.

How Vertical Wind Systems can Help Overcome Wind Energy Challenges

Green Living Ideas

Learn how vertical wind systems can help improve our wind energy capacity. The post How Vertical Wind Systems can Help Overcome Wind Energy Challenges appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts off grid renewable energy turbines vertical wind systems Wind Energy wind power

Wind energy to be created using lamp-posts

Green (Living) Review

An IT company has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines which attach to lamp-posts. The NVT Group's partnership with Own Energy Solutions is set to create 25 jobs over the next 12 months which it hopes will rise to about 300 within three years. The scheme harvests wind using a small wind turbine and inverter system. As a result, metered, clean energy could be fed directly into the National Grid.

New Firm Enters Turkey’s Rapidly Expanding Wind Energy Sector

Green Prophet

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex will construct eleven 2.5 Elektrik Group’s first wind project. MW “Sincik” wind energy farm, Nordex announced today. It will be the flagship wind energy project of the Tektu? Elektrik Group, a Turkish firm specializing in renewable energy. The Sincik wind farm is one in a wave of major new wind projects expected to be financed in Turkey this year.

India Continues Wind Energy Boom

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India is currently in the midst of a wind energy boom. The increasing installations of wind turbines in India is causing many to believe that the country will by far exceed their wind energy goals for 2030. Currently India has the 5th largest wind capacity in the world behind China, the United States, Spain and Germany. Officials in India are predicting that the wind capacity in India will jump to over 25,000 megawatts by 2013.

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.

Offshore Wind Energy Could Power 14 Million American Homes If.

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As we've been discussing , in less than three weeks, certain tax incentives that encourage growth in the clean energy sector, resulting in thousands of jobs and improved public health conditions, are set to expire. Along with acting quickly to renew these investments for a cleaner energy economy, Congress must also act to incentivize offshore wind energy development if it has America's best interests in mind. Energy Solutions Health Politics

Wind Energy Increasing In Popularity In Brazil

Eco Friendly Daily

Renewable energy thus far has mainly been a focus of the northern hemisphere, with Europe, Asia and the United States being major contributors. However, there is major potential in the continents of Africa and South America yet to be fully tapped by the renewable energy market. Brazil is one country which is quickly becoming a hotbed for renewables, namely wind energy. In 2009, Brazil added a total of 264 megawatts of energy from wind energy.

Australia Wind Energy Sector Growing

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Approximately eighty percent of the country’s energy needs are currently met through coal. The current Australian goal is to have twenty percent of their energy needs met through renewable sources by 2020. Part of Australia’s renewable energy target includes wind energy, an energy that suit’s the country well. An estimated 7 gigawatts of wind energy is likely to be added to the country’s capacity by the year 2020. Environment Wind Power

Blowing in the Wind: America’s Struggle to Hold On To Wind Energy

Green Home Blog

Blowing in the Wind: America’s Struggle to Hold On To Wind Energy. The American wind energy industry is hanging on, but only by a thread. Competing with everything from powerful global oil companies to wealthy coastline communities to constant political wrangling, the future of American wind energy is teetering. Why is it so difficult to embrace free flowing energy without so many obstacles? Until then, we will be blowing in the wind.

With wind energy projects stalled, MA Governor proposes landmark bill

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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.

France Looks To Boost Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The field of offshore wind energy is growing and despite its infancy, many nations are benefiting from the energy as a major source of clean electricity. Currently Britain has the greatest installed offshore wind capacity, with approximately 2,000 megawatts already installed. Other nations are boosting their offshore wind energy focus and are chasing Britain, however, many lag behind. Environment Wind Power

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.


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European Investment Bank to authorize £700 million in matched loans for onshore wind developments Three UK banks involved Lending scheme designed to tackle lack of project finance BWEA report shows extent of problem by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The British Wind Energy Association (BWEA), the UK’s leading renewable energy association, welcomed the EIB backed Government plan to inject much needed liquidity into the onshore wind development market.

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.

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.


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BWEA announces list of projects to open for annual celebration by Michael Smith (Veshengro) BWEA, UK ’s leading renewable energy association, has released the list of wind farms opening for the UK’s Wind Week 2009. The Scottish Renewables Forum, which is running a parallel Scottish Renewables Festival, has also announced a further list of renewable energy projects which will be open to visitors in Scotland.

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. Due to the increasing demand for wind energy at the state level, much of this electricity is now being exported sometimes hundreds of miles from wind-rich states to wind-poor states. Depending upon where you live, you may be utilizing wind energy generated out-of-state.

RenewableUK highlights flaws in anti-wind energy report

Green (Living) Review

RenewableUK, the trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has strongly criticised the report "Renewable Energy: Vision or Mirage", published on 12th December by the Adam Smith Institute and Scientific Alliance. The report fails to recognise the hugely significant role that wind energy already plays in generating clean electricity in the UK.


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RenewableUK stresses need for continued R&D and innovation funding create to supply-chain jobs Wind industry restates that £100bn investment can deliver 30GW of installed wind capacity by 2020 Meeting at their annual offshore wind conference in Liverpool recently, RenewableUK, the trade association for the UK’s wind, tidal and marine energy industries, has welcomed the overall proposals outlined in the Wigley Report Unlocking investment to deliver Britain's low carbon future.

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Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

Green (Living) Review

For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas. environment green living renewable energy

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.

Rebirth of British wind energy manufacturing starts in Wales

Green (Living) Review

£38 million investment for wind tower factory 240 jobs to be created in Chepstow But ‘green collar’ jobs must be backed by deployment BWEA Cymru has welcomed the announcement by engineering firm Mabey Bridge to invest £38 million in a Chepstow-based factory to build and paint wind turbine towers. However, BWEA Cymru warned that the success of renewable technology manufacturing in Wales depends on onshore wind farms gaining planning permission.

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Video: President Iowa Promotes Wind Energy for Economic Growth

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President Obama was gave a speech today on the importance of green energy opportunities as a crucial component for economic growth in rural America and described the current unemployment situation as a “silent crisis.”. Wind power was at the forefront of the speech as he delivered it at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa. Videos President Obama wind turbines

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Schools selected for wind energy project

Green (Living) Review

Kansas The Kansas Rural Center and Kansas Wind Applications Center at Kansas State University announce the selection of five more primary and secondary schools to receive a Skystream 3.7 wind turbine as part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind for Schools initiative.

Could An All-Wind Energy Future Be in Our Sights

Green (Living) Review

As wind power generation continues to expand around the world, a new estimate by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that America has even more untapped wind resources than previously thought. Worldwide, wind power breezed through the tough economic times last year. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, some 37.5 gigawatts of wind power capacity was added to the global energy mix in 2009, an increase of almost a third.

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Big New Investments in Wind Energy Across the Country and Around the World

Sierra Club Compass

These activists know the potential for clean energy in their region -- especially wind power. And there has been some blockbuster news about wind in recent days. Wind power is growing like gangbusters across the country, and employs more than 75,000 workers across 43 states. Just last week, Warren Buffett's Mid-American Energy Co. I represent the Kearney area and know that we have everything but the wind energy component to offer projects such as Facebook.

Wind Energy Requires Power Grid Reorganization

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind energy is more popular than ever and many, including the Obama administration, are counting on expansion of the energy. A recent study performed by the Energy Department of the United States outlines the difficulties that will be encountered. The study found that wind energy would be able to replace 20 to 30 percent of coal and natural gas by the year 2024 in two-thirds of the United States. Alternative Energy Wind Power

RI’s Governor named the new vice chairman of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition

Green Life Smart Life

Carcieri is the new vice chairman of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition, a bipartisan group of 28 states dedicated to development of the nation’s wind-energy resources. Carcieri has been an effective advocate for coastal and offshore wind development and a leader in developing Rhode Island’s wind energy resources, including the first offshore wind project in North America that will provide 15 percent of all electricity used in Rhode Island.

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. But Delaware’s News Journal found that this wind energy program – like many of those currently available for offset initiatives – is misleading. It turns out that wind energy credits bought from Perco do not directly correspond to an actual measure of electricity.

China’s Electricity Grid Growing With Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

Despite increasing their continually growing emissions since taking the top polluter spot from the United States, the country could have greater emissions without their large and expanding renewable energy sector. Renewable energies in the country of China have the support of governmental policies which has enabled considerable growth in recent years. Wind energy is the second largest renewable sector in China and the focus on the energy is expected to grow in the coming years.

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. China recently became the world’s top wind energy producer alongside the world’s top manufacturer of wind turbines. The growth in China in the developing world is a intricate part of the recent Global Wind Energy Outlook 2010.

U.S. Wind energy potential is three times higher than previously estimated

Green (Living) Review

Department of Energy (DOE) recently released new estimates of the United States’ wind energy potential, which tripled previous estimates of the size of the nation's wind resources. The new study, which was carried out by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and AWS Truewind, finds that the contiguous 48 states have the potential to generate up to 37 million gigawatt hours annually. Why Has Wind Energy Potential Gone Up?

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WIND TO POWER UP A FURTHER 2.5 MILLION HOMES ONCE AVIATION ISSUES RESOLVED BWEA , the UK ’s leading renewable energy association, announced today a major development in overcoming aviation objections to wind farm developments. Currently, 4700 Megawatts worth of renewable wind energy projects are held up in the planning system due to military and civil aviation concerns.

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