No evidence wind farms directly impact health

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There is no direct evidence that wind turbines affect physical or mental health, according to a review of the evidence by the National Health and Medicine Research Council (NHMRC). However he expressed concern that ongoing investigation could be a foundation for stopping wind farms.

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. 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.

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NASA photos reveal scale of massive London Array wind farm

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The world’s largest wind farm in the outer Thames estuary has the capacity to deliver power to 500,000 homes and offset 925,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. From NASA’s Earth Observatory : The wind farm became fully operational on April 8, 2013.

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Next for Enlight – a Wind Farm

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It will build and run a new wind farm on the windy Golan Heights, the site of Israel’s first wind farm, a now very outdated 10 wind turbines. Compared with the solar potential, Israel’s wind potential is relatively small, just 600 MW.

Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

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In their continuing push to invest in renewable energy sources, Google is taking part in a major development in Africa: a wind power plant in Kenya that when completed will Read More The post Google Invests in Africa’s Largest Wind Farm appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Meteo-Logic Gives Predictive Power to Wind Farm Weather Stations

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Already working on wind farms in Israel, this company launches a full scale solution for wind farms worldwide. Meteo-Logic, a software provider of custom-made accurate weather forecasting, launched yesterday a new service specifically designed to provide the wind farm energy industry with highly accurate localized weather forecasts. Wind farm logic. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Efficiency Israel weather wind farms

London Array: Masdar Celebrates World’s Largest Wind Farm Inauguration

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With a 20 percent stake in the offshore wind project that will generate enough energy to power half a million UK homes, the group is ready to keep up the momentum. But it won’t be for long as a host of new farms are planned not just in the UK, but also in Germany, Sweden and elsewhere.

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Official ground-breaking ceremony: vortex energy builds 22MW "Gadegast" wind farm

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) After three years' project development the construction work is starting on the eight wind turbines in Saxony-Anhalt With the start of the foundation work for eight wind turbines in the district of Gadegast all those involved have reached a special milestone.

Court rejects Northants wind farm plan

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reacting to March 8, 2013's High Court ruling against plans to build a wind farm on farmland at Barnwell Manor in Sudborough, Northamptonshire, Friends of the Earth's Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: "It's understandable that changes to our much-loved green and pleasant land will often cause controversy, but the biggest threat by far - to people and nature - is climate change.

Hawa Akkar Wind Farm to Illuminate 60,000 Lebanese Homes in First for Country

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But now it is in the middle of building its first wind farm at about 60 MW in the country’s north. . But the country’s first wind project is well under way. Doing an onsite wind test in Lebanon. Wind farming in the Middle East.

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Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm

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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.

Enlight’s 58 MW Wind Farm Gets Israeli Approval for Golan Heights

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It ain’t Chicago, but Israel does have a little bit of wind potential on the Golan Heights. If executed this will be the country’s largest wind project. The farm operates 10 candy-cane coloured Floda 600 wind turbines generating 6 MW in total.

Tafila Financing In As Middle East’s Biggest Wind Farm in Jordan Takes Shape

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But new energy is blowing into Jordan: financing is all in for what will be the Middle East’s largest wind farm – a 117 megawatt Tafila Wind Farm to be built about 100 miles south of Amman. . Energy Amman InfraMed Jordan Tafila wind

Egypt’s 1st Private Wind Farm To Power More Boring Brown Buildings

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Expect to see more of these as Suez Cement secures its long term viability in Egypt with private wind farm. Egypt is getting its first privately owned wind farm. This agreement gave the company permission to construct a wind farm with a generation capacity of up to 400MW.

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Floating Wind Farms

Eco Friendly Daily

Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity — without cluttering the view. uge turbines mounted on floating platforms could make wind power competitive with fossil-fuel-generated electricity. energy from wind, he says.

Malta to Get State-of-the-Art Floating Wind Farm from Hexicon

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Sweden’s Hexicon to supply Malta with 10% of its electricity with a platform-mounting floating wind farm. The Swedish company Hexicon has filed a project description statement (PDS) with Maltese authorities for an intriguing offshore wind farm with 36 turbines set on a hexagon-shaped 460-metre-wide platform. Wind farms on floating platforms is the most viable option for Malta as it can exploit wind force from whichever direction the wind is blowing at the time.

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Trump Loses Lawsuit to Stop Construction of Scottish Wind Farms

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When the Scottish government approved the building of 11 wind farms, it was aiming to stimulate the local economy and encourage renewable energy use so who would have a problem Read More The post Trump Loses Lawsuit to Stop Construction of Scottish Wind Farms appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Hidden Costs of Constructing Wind Farms in Turkey Include Many New Roads

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The new roads required to transport wind turbines to installation sites in Turkey can delay projects and add to their costs, but also create hundreds of new construction jobs. As a result, the extra costs of road construction are often figured into the projected costs of wind energy companies.

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‘Cape Spin’ Offshore Wind Farm Doc Airs Tonight

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The documentary “Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle,” which takes a look at what would have been the United States’ first offshore wind farm (Cape Wind), airs tonight on KCETLink. The Read More The post ‘Cape Spin’ Offshore Wind Farm Doc Airs Tonight appeared first on Ecorazzi.

CHART: Which Kills More Birds, Cats or Turbines? | Mother Jones

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Behind the fell deed: a wind farm, caught red-turbined. has not prosecuted a single case against the wind industry," the Fox reporter laments. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum.

UK’s First Wind Farm Reopens After Renovations

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Many of the world’s wind turbines, for instance, have been installed for decades. Take for example the very first commercial wind farm in the United Kingdom opened in 1991. However, the wind farm has since made massive changes. dollars was put into the wind farm.

Tarfaya: Africa’s Largest Wind Farm in Morocco is a Go

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Africa’s largest wind farm to date is slated to begin construction as soon as a long-delayed financing agreement is completed, according to Wind Power Monthly. No new timetable has been revealed,” Wind Power Monthly reports.

Egypt Now Contracting a Whopping 1,000 MW Wind Farm!

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Egypt is now close to awarding a contract to build a 1,000 megawatt wind farm, to be up and running in 2016, that it first announced last year. A wind farm this size has few equals worldwide. Gigawatts of Wind Power by 2016 ). Billion Egyptian Pounds For Wind ).

Morocco’s Hydroelectric, Wind and Solar on Track for 2020?s 42% Green Goal

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These new installations include a 140-MW wind farm near Tangier and a 472-MW solar power plant in the north-east area of Ain Beni Mathar. Solar and wind-generated capacity will increase from 4% of total capacity in 2009 to 28%.

Wind Farm Company Pleads Guilty to Bird Fatalities

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Photo of a Golden Eagle at a Wyoming wind farm by Dina Cappiello/Associated Press. wind-energy company has admitted that its farms have killed birds, and has settled with prosecutors. law against causing the deaths of protected birds without a permit (and no wind-energy farms seem to have such permits). The settlement comes as attention is increasingly being paid to the impact wind energy has on birds. News Golden Eagles wind farms Wind turbines

Israel’s Bird King Yossi Leshem: Jordan’s Tafila Wind Farm is a “Real Problem”

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Jordan is pushing ahead with the largest commercial scale wind farm in the Middle East region , the Tafila Wind Farm , seemingly without care for the massive bird migration population that passes through Jordan twice a year.

New South Wales Wind Farm Opens

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Adding to the 50 wind farms are currently in operation around Australia, Capital Wind Farm was officially launched by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, NSW Premier Nathan Rees and Minister for Climate Change, Senator Penny Wong. The Capital Wind Farm is the largest wind farm in New South Wales. It will boost Australia’s wind power capacity by more than 10%. The farm will help power the new desalination plant at Kurnell.

Europe’s Largest Onshore Wind Farm Expands

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Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, which is located in East Renfrewshire in Scotland, is expanding. The 140 turbines currently at the wind farm, to the south of Glasgow, can produce enough electricity to power 180,000 homes. Government / Industry europe wind farm scotland wind farmThey are increasing the number of turbines on site to 215 from 140- raising electricity generating capacity by two thirds.

Masdar Launches the Seychelles’ First Renewable Energy Plant

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The Middle East’s leading clean energy developer, Masdar has launched the very first renewable energy plant to be built in The Seychelles – the 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm.

GE Wins Oregon Wind Farm Contract

Wind Power Ninja

General Electric has won a contract to build the biggest wind farm in the United States in Oregon. The wind farm will be located in Shepherds Flat, Oregon and when completed will be the biggest wind farm in operation in the world. The wind farm will cover 30 square miles and will produce 845 megawatts of power, enough to power 235,000 homes. Government / Industry general electric oregon wind farm oregon wind farm

Floating Wind Farms

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Floating wind farms placed far offshore could lead to affordable electricity — without cluttering the view. uge turbines mounted on floating platforms could make wind power competitive with fossil-fuel-generated electricity. energy from wind, he says.

Government Approves Wind Farm Off Ocean City

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The Obama administration opened Maryland’s coast to offshore wind farms Monday and is seeking bidders to erect more than 300 turbines in a 206-square-mile area off the coast of Ocean City. The move makes Maryland the second state in the nation, after Delaware, to have reached this stage in off-shore wind development. Government / Industry maryland wind farm ocean city wind farm

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come. wind leaderboard since 2006.

Construction Begins On Oahu Wind Farm

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Hawaii is joining the wind farm party. “The goal is to be generating power in the early part of 2011,” said Paul Gaynor, First Wind CEO. ” First Wind says the turbine farm project will cut Hawaii’s oil consumption by almost 140,000 barrels a year. Wind Power News hawaii wind farm oahu wind farm

New U.S. Rule Extends Length of Eagle-Death Permits for Wind Farms

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As mentioned earlier in these pages , wind farms and eagles don’t always go well together—the birds, which often scan the ground for prey instead of looking straight ahead while they’re flying, thus don’t see wind turbines until it’s too late. (It’s Nevertheless, killing an eagle is a federal crime in the United States, and recently a wind energy company linked to eagle deaths settled with the federal government. News Bald Eagle Golden Eagle wind farms Wind turbines

Hundreds Protest Scotland Wind Farm

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Over 300 people turned out this weekend to protest a proposed wind turbine farm in the Scottish Borders region. “If it is approved, the Scottish government will be declaring open war on Scotland’s countryside — no landscape will be safe from industrialization by these high rise wind machines,” Fallago spokesman Mark Rowley told The Daily Telegraph. Wind Power News north british windpower say no to fallago scottish wind farm protest

Now that’s huge! Record-breaking wind turbine being built by Siemens

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German manufactuer Siemens have constructed off-shore wind turbines with record-breaking rotors. Besides making it lightweight, in relation to its size of course, these construction processes also makes the wind turbine extremely strong.

Germany’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Germany’s first offshore wind farm was made operational today, 45 kilometers off the coast in the North Sea. million, the consortium of energy companies that built the wind farm reported. The wind farm was partially built as a “test ground” to research the environmental damage on the underwater species from the wind turbines, which are embedded 30 meters below the surface. Wind Power News germany offshore wind farm

UK Wind Power Projects Delayed

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A massive project planned in the UK that would erect an offshore wind farm consisting of over 8,000 wind turbines by 2020 is likely to now be delayed. The government is looking to contract out a major project that would connect the wind farm energy to the grid. By letting contractors bid on the project, the UK government is hoping to reduce some of the $23 billion expected to cost to connect the 33,000 megawatts of wind energy power to the central grid.

Offshore wind farms may slow down hurricanes, study shows

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Wind turbines generate renewable electricity, but new research shows they could have another major benefit: weakening hurricanes before they make landfall. The findings, published online in Nature Climate Change, show that offshore wind turbines could reduce hurricanes'' wind speeds, wave heights and flood-causing storm surge -- acting as a buffer between coastal cities and the possible damaging effects of a hurricane.