Wind Energy Project Moves Ahead in Nantucket

Living Green & Saving Energy

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 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.

Wind Energy Market Booming

Wind Power Ninja

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.

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.

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.

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. Mega wind potential. Another firm is exploring the potential of converting urban waste from large cities into energy.

Results Positive for AWEA Wind Energy Survey

Wind Power Ninja

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.

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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? Related: The Shard architect designs lightweight dragonfly wind turbine. Designed by Doug Selsam, this technology allows for additional energy generation.

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. Environment Wind Power

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.

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 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.

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. By 2014, the government expects to follow up this 500-KW model with a 2,500-KW wind turbine, also completely locally produced.

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. environment green living renewable energy

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

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. REpower will be providing sixty-four wind turbines which are 2.05

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?

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. Why is it so difficult to embrace free flowing energy without so many obstacles?

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.

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.

EIB FUNDS FOR SOUND WIND ENERGY PROJECTS

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.

A WEEK TO CELEBRATE WIND ENERGY

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.

UK WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY WELCOMES GREEN INVESTMENT BANK PROPOSALS

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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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.

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.

Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

Green Prophet

Inflatable wind turbines are lighter and cheaper than heavy conventional ones. Winflex wind rotor. What is unique about Winflex’s inflatable wind turbines is that they are made out of “light, flexible and inexpensive cloth sheets made out of composite materials.&#

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. Now those are some wind energy statistics to blow anyone away!

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.

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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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.

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.

Europe installed twice as much wind energy capacity in 2014 as coal and gas combined

Green Blog

New data from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that wind energy installations outperformed both coal and gas last year in the European Union. Across the 28 EU member states, the wind industry built a total of 11,791 MW to the European grid.

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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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).

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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BWEA AVIATION FUND TO FREE UP WIND ENERGY PROJECTS

Green (Living) Review

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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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.

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

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. Environment Wind Power

Study reveals 91 per cent rise in UK wind energy employment

Green (Living) Review

Wind employment withstands recession and slow GDP growth Offshore wind farm development, port refits and supply chain manufacturing set to further boost sector employment in the years ahead RenewableUK, the country’s leading voice for the renewable energy industry, has today published the most comprehensive ever employment figures for the wind energy industry, showing a 91 per cent increase in full-time employment in the sector between 2007/8 and 2009/10.

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.

What's Next: Clean solutions to store excess wind energy

EcoFriend

The hunt for sustainable energy has led us to interesting places. Solar, wind, water and biogas are a few of them, having the ability to provide an almost endless supply of renewable power. We now have a rising demand for solar systems, wind energy and biogas.