Winds of Change: Improvements for Wind Energy Production

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The development of wind energy, a renewable, emissions-free energy source, is widely acknowledged as an imperative to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change. Winds of Change: Improvements for Wind Energy Production

Protecting Bats From Wind Energy

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Many individuals view renewable energy as the solution to atmospheric degradation. Solar, wind and geothermal power successfully lower the energy sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. The post Protecting Bats From Wind Energy appeared first on Green Living Guy.


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Wind Energy Accounted for 42 Percent of New U.S. Power in 2020

Environmental News Network

Wind energy accounted for the bulk of new power-generating capacity in the United States last year, according to a trio of new reports from the Department of Energy. Wind Energy Accounted for 42 Percent of New U.S.

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Wind Energy Can Deliver Vital Slash to Global Warming

Environmental News Network

Implementing advance wind energy scenarios could achieve a reduction in global warming atmospheric average temperatures of 0.3 Wind Energy Can Deliver Vital Slash to Global Warming

Right Whale Use of Southern New England Wind Energy Areas Increasing

Environmental News Network

With offshore wind energy development planned in the region, working with stakeholders to minimize potential impacts on right whales and other protected species is crucial. Right Whale Use of Southern New England Wind Energy Areas Increasing

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.

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

India Continues Wind Energy Boom

Eco Friendly Daily

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Australia Wind Energy Sector Growing

Eco Friendly Daily

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

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.

Biden pushes to expand offshore wind energy


His sights are set on lots of wind energy and lots of jobs. Later this year, the Interior Department intends to begin selling leases for a new wind energy area between the Jersey coast and Long Island. The project is called Ocean Wind. A 2020 study by the Wood Mackenzie research firm predicted that constructing wind turbines in the bight could support approximately 32,000 jobs over the next decade. Biden pushes to expand offshore wind energy.

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.

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.

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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

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.

Sierra Club Compass

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

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

Cool Green Science

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.

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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.

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.

This dreamy eco villa runs on solar and wind energy


Located inside the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in the municipality of Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Casa Bautista is a private oasis hidden in the coastal rainforest and completely powered by solar and wind energy.

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.

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.


Green (Living) Review

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.

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.

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.


Green (Living) Review

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.

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

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.

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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Energy Storage Device For Offshore Wind Energy Tested

Eco Friendly Daily

Massive offshore wind projects are planned and expected to become commonplace across the globe. Many countries are fortunate to have vast coasts in order to take advantage of winds upon the sea, but one major concern is energy loss. As offshore wind advances, an increase in energy generation is expected with an increased need for excess energy storage. A Canadian company have unveiled a potential device to be used to store extra energy.

Offshore Wind Energy Likely Coming To Great Lakes

Eco Friendly Daily

Offshore wind has been slow in progressing in the United States, so slow in fact that there is currently no offshore wind installations in the country. Numerous East Coast states are competing to be the first to claim offshore wind. However, as that race continues without a clear winner in sight, states surrounding the Great Lakes have begun the process of bringing offshore wind to the region. Environment Wind Power


Green (Living) Review

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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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.

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

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.

EarthTronics Wind Turbine Could Be an Urban Wind Energy Solution

Eco Friendly Daily

The common image of a wind turbine is usually of a tall mast in windswept open country. Densely populated, urban sprawls are hardly conducive for setting up examples of wind energy. But that may change as small innovations combined with federal stimulus are winding up the home energy market. EarthTronics was in the news last month because it brought out a small wind turbine that can generate electricity from low winds.