Massoud Hassani Turns Childhood Toy into Wind-Powered Mine Sweepers

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Afghani designer Massoud Hassani transformed a childhood toy into a giant bamboo minesweeper powered by the wind. . Fashion & Design Afghanistan bamboo biodegradable plastic green design land mine Massoud Hassani social design sustainable design wind power

Popular Wind-Powered Bamboo Landmine Detonator Needs Support

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An enormously popular wind-powered device modeled after the Afghan designer’s childhood toy, the spherical Mine Kafon has biodegradable bamboo and plastic spikes that detonate landmines rooted out with help from a sophisticated GPS chip embedded in the large ball.

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Wind power continues to beat nuclear energy in China

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billion on wind, solar and other renewable projects in 2013. Last year China became a powerhouse for solar and wind as the country’s investments in renewable energy increased by 32 percent, to $89.5 Chinese wind power now has an amazing cumulative capacity of 115,000 megawatts.

Wind-powered Tumbleweed robot rolls back encroaching deserts

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Wrapped in a box kite sail that picks up wind and propels it in random directions, the Tumbleweed is equipped with a kinetically-powered on board computer, motor and sensor that help to collect climate data, along with a GPS that maps its trajectory.

Who’s Got the Wind Power in the Middle East?

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Who’s got the wind in the Middle East? Morocco and Egypt have the biggest wind power plants, but don’t discount Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Two of the largest wind farms in the world are in the region, in Morocco and Egypt.

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Eole Uses Wind Power to Make Water From Desert Air

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Abu Dhabi hosts successful test of prototype water condensation, using wind power. And would be even better, of course, if it was placed in coastal or offshore areas where there is higher humidity and more wind.”.

China Plans to Tap 600 MW of Wind Power in Turkey

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Turkey’s massive wind resource has long been recognized. Now China’s wind giant Sinovel has signed an agreement to supply turbines to build 600 MW of wind projects in Turkey, in what could be the company’s largest overseas deal to date.

Water: the Unsung Upside to Wind Power


Amongst the many oft-repeated arguments against wind power -- that it is intermittent, unreliable, expensive, noisy, dangerous to wildlife, or aesthetically unappealing -- one argument you will not hear from wind power detractors is that wind uses too much water.

Minnesota Approves Large Wind Power Project

Wind Power Ninja

Adding to a steadily growing influx of renewable energy in Minnesota is the Bison 2 wind farm. The Bison 2 will generate 105 megawatts of power and reduce carbon emissions by 90,000 tons a year. Bison 2 will generate 105 megawatts of power and will consist of 35 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines. ” Government / Industry bison 2 wind farm minnesota wind power

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.

Wind-Powered Mosque Makes Going Green A Breeze

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A cool green breeze will soon sweep through a new wind-powered mosque in German. The newest eco mosque in Nordesrstedt, Germany will get the majority of its power from the wind. Architecture & Urban eco-mosque Islam wind energy

Solar and Wind-Powered Billboards Hit London, New York and Sydney


The billboard is one of three that Ricoh has called “eco-boards,&# all of which are 100% wind and solar-powered. Ricoh , an international office products and solutions company, has recently revealed its latest eco-friendly billboard, this one standing above London.

Largest Palestinian Hospital to Get Wind Power from Europe

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Few things are as deadly as a hospital without power , but a new wind turbine is about to blow away one hospital’s fear of losing theirs. It is expected to start generating 40% of the hospital’s power by the end of 2012. Image of a wind turbine , Shutterstock.

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.

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

Green (Living) Review

Onshore windfarms far cheaper than coal and gas when health impacts are factored in, report shows Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis.

The Hellish Cost of Green & other Technology.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today awareness Baotou change climate change environment natural resources wind power I’m hoping you’ll read this and tell someone about Baotou.

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Wind power in Spain reaches an historic high in March 2011

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Madrid, Spain: Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever in April 2011 and wind farms accounted for 21 percent of demand and reached a monthly record, which is 5.0 Spain is a country renowned for its focus on renewable energy but very few people will have realized how much energy Spain derives from wind rather than, as people might like to assume, solar.

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.

Landmark Wind Power Plant To Be Built In Pakistan

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A landmark wind power project is set to be built in south Pakistan, which will form part of the 6% target renewable energy in the total power mix by 2030. million in Zorlu Enerji Pakistan Limited to support the construction of the only wind power project in the Sindh Province.

Wind Power: What is it we are trying to save?

Environmental News Network

Even if the naysayers are right and they produce little else, wind farms most certainly generate debate. But, as wind farms will continue to be built, the result is that they are moved to areas where land is cheap, and human habitation scarce. by Luke Dale-Harris, The Ecologist.

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. Harnessing wind energy at high altitude. In fact scientific data proves that even a fraction of HAWP could power the entire planet.

"The Withering of Wind Power"

Environmental Economics

Ironman: We learned something really surprising about the wind energy industry from President Obama's FY2015 budget proposal. Tucked away within the proposal, President Obama is proposing making the wind energy production tax credit permanent. Mr. Obama’s budget would permanently extend the production tax credit for wind electricity, which expired last year after Congress failed to pass a bill renewing it.

Tamiya Wind Power Generator Set

Wind Power Ninja

A great way for kids to learn about wind power, this is a Loopwing Wind Power Generator Set from Tamiya. This educational assembly kit lets you explore the mechanisms involved in harnessing the alternative energy of wind power. Witness the conversion of wind power into working electricity! The motorized car sits on the top of the generator receiving power produced from the Loopwing Wind Power Generator.

Iran Blows Past Sanctions with Wind Energy

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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. Image credit: beautiful woman with wind toy , Shutterstock.

Brazil’s Wind Power Push

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Brazil, currently Latin America’s leading country in terms of renewable energy is expected to install 31.6GW of wind power by 2025, according to a recent study by HIS Emerging Energy Research. and 1.6MW wind turbines to four utilities which participated in a clean energy auction in 2009. Wind Power News brazil wind power

Tel Aviv University Invents 40-Times Better Electricity Transmission

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High power superconductor cables represent the future of renewable energy because they take up much less space and conduct energy more efficiently. The World Bank has put in massive funds to move Desertec solar power from the deserts of Africa all the way to Europe.

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So You Think You Want Wind Power?

Green Home Blog

So You Think You Want Wind Power? Perhaps it’s time to think about wind power. At one time I was so committed to the MagLev Wind Turbine I almost reached the point of sending flowers once a week (well, not seriously, but you know what I mean).

Government attack on wind power

Green (Living) Review

London, UK, June 6, 2013: Commenting on Government plans to make it harder for onshore wind turbines to get the go-ahead, Friends of the Earth''s Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: "Another day, another Government attack on efforts to tackle climate change. "Earlier this week the Liberal Democrat leadership helped torpedo proposals to clean up the power sector, now they''re allowing the Conservative right to scupper onshore wind.

In Many Locations, Wind Power Is a Sound Investment

Wind Power Ninja

Investment in wind power — whether by a government, utility or consumer — is a sound strategy if the benefits outweigh the costs. Frequently, wind power is such an investment. Government / Industry wind power investment

New York Harbor Preps For Wind Power

Wind Power Ninja

Over the next three years, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are planning on the installation of five units of wind towers, each over 280 feet in height, operating in New York Harbor’s west side. The City of Bayonne in New Jersey also has developed extensive plans to install a massive wind turbine to provide power for a sewage-pumping station. The five wind turbines are expected to generate around 7.5

HEPCA’s Green-Roofed Bio Boat Entirely Wind and Solar Powered

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” Both wind and solar-powered, the bio boat will have a minuscule environmental impact since it will generate all of its own clean, renewable energy. Architecture & Urban clean tech green design Green Roof HEPCA Red Sea solar power wind power

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Exclusive: Masdar City Open House Photos

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Architecture & Urban GP Exclusive green architecture green building Masdar City organic food slideshow solar power wind powerThe first Masdar city Market Street Fair and Organic Market was a huge hit among expats and Emiratis! Green Prophet was there.

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Two-thirds of Britons favour wind power over fracking

Green (Living) Review

A new survey has revealed that almost two-thirds of Britons would choose to live near a wind farm over a fracking site. The latest figures, published in February, found that 27% support shale gas extraction whilst 77% support renewables, including onshore wind.

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.

Twenty-five Percent of Denmark is Powered Exclusively by Wind

The Alien Next Door

megawatt offshore wind turbine up and running, Denmark has just stepped over the one gigawatt wind energy threshold. That''s almost enough power to send a Delorean back in time, and it also just happens to be a full 25 percent of Denmark''s entire energy needs.

After record levels last year, world wind power is set to break new records in 2013

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Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. wind industry made headlines too.

juwi Wind and Solar Plant in Egypt is Remote-Controlled from Germany

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German project developer juwi has installed their first combined wind and solar plant in Egypt to be used for desalinating and pumping irrigation water for farms and it is monitored and controlled remotely from Germany.

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Morocco to Pioneer 1 GW Hydro-Wind Hybrid Power

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A huge hydro-wind hybrid power station will double Morocco’s entire installed hydropower capacity – and be a world’s first. Although seldom built in tandem as one project like this, hydro power is often used to provide storage for wind power.

Wind Power Blows Away Coal and Gas in Nordic Countries

Green (Living) Review

Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations. OSLO (Reuters) - Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations.

Wind-Powered Creatures | Wend Magazine - Greenery

Wend Magazine

But in the case of Jansen’s work, nature–wind, to be more specific–is what powers these technological works of art. With just a little bit of wind, Jansen’s sculptures, which appear as odd and grandiose creatures, are propelled forward in constant motion.