Wind Powered EV Crosses Australia

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This amazing electric car which was built by two German inventors, was fitted wit a small wind turbine mounted atop a bamboo pole and was also fitted with a kite (from a kite board) for extra propulsion. The EV achieved a top speed of 55mph on its journey and set a number of world records including; The first wind-powered vehicle to cross a continent. Many electric car owners have wind turbines at home and operate their electric cars 100% off the grid.

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

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Minnesota Approves Large Wind Power Project

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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

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.

"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.

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

Ice Banking Wind Power

Wind Power Ninja

Reducing the peak daytime demand for electricity can cut cooling costs 20-40%, source energy and emissions are reduced and construction of new power plants and transmission lines can be delayed or eliminated. This is a great idea, and makes wind power that much more efficient! Calmac has come up with a storage system called IceBank that uses the energy generated at off-peak night-time hours to make ice.

Wind Power Helps Texas Attain Energy Goals Early

Wind Power Ninja

99% of those megawatts come from wind power. West Texas has some of the country’s best wind resources, and has seen a burst of wind power development since ERCOT’s renewable energy program was signed into law by then-Governor George W. Government / Industry texas wind powerThe state of Texas has attained their goal of getting 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity this year.

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). But never fear, the concept – of a frictionless levitated wind generator which operates without lubricant or TLC (put the dog out, bring the Maglev in) – has been picked up and refreshed by NuEnergy, among others.

20% Wind Power Possible for Eastern U.S. by 2024

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An increase to 20% or more of the Eastern Interconnection’s electrical load to wind energy is possible by 2024, which is great news. Supplying 20% of the electrical requirements of the Eastern Interconnection would call for approximately 225,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity, which is ten times more than today’s levels. Wind Power News eastern interconnection eastern united states wind power wind power news united states

Popular Wind-Powered Bamboo Landmine Detonator Needs Support

Green Prophet

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. Cleantech, Science & Technology bamboo land mines Massoud Hassani Mine Kafon wind-powered minesweeperLand mines kill 42 people every month.

Anti Wind Power Protestors Make a Stink in Ottawa

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Canada’s capital city of Ottawa saw a Conservative group named, the North Gower Wind Action Group, march on Queen’s Park to deliver a staggering 408 signature petition to stop the building of 10 wind turbines in the Ottawa community. “If you live next to the 400 series of highways in Ontario, you will be subjected to a lot more noise than you ever will be from wind turbines.” Government / Industry Ottawa wind power wind power protest Wind Turbine

Massoud Hassani Turns Childhood Toy into Wind-Powered Mine Sweepers

Green Prophet

Afghani designer Massoud Hassani transformed a childhood toy into a giant bamboo minesweeper powered by the wind. . There are more land mines in Afghanistan than there are people, so Massoud Hassani turned a childhood toy into an extraordinary wind-powered bamboo mine sweeper that destroys and tracks them. Fashion & Design Afghanistan bamboo biodegradable plastic green design land mine Massoud Hassani social design sustainable design wind power

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. If investments in wind power did not require large initial costs, then we’d see many more examples of it throughout the world. The drawback to investing in wind power is that it will take years to earn back what you invested.

Web Provides Creative Ways to Promote Wind Powered Energy

Wind Power Ninja

That’s why using the web to spread the word about everything that wind powered energy has to offer can raise awareness for hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of people. Because blogs rank so high in search engines, are so easy to follow with their simple format, and encourage interaction from readers, they can be a very effective way to promote wind powered energy. These FAQS are clearly worded documents that address many of the basic questions about wind energy.

US Has Fastest Growing Wind Power Market

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Major investments last year helped the United States surpass Germany to become the world’s leader in wind power, according to a report recently released by the U.S. Wind now delivers nearly 2% of the nation’s electricity supply. For the fourth year in a row, the United States is home to the fastest-growing wind power market in the world. Wind power capacity increased by 60% in 2008, representing $16.4 Government / Industry us wind power

Egypt To Build 1000 MW Wind Power Plant

Wind Power Ninja

Egypt plans to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000-megawatt wind energy plant in the Gulf of Suez at an international tender in September, according to Aktham Abou El- Ella, a spokesman for the Electricity Ministry of Egypt. Construction of the wind farm, which will be located in the Gabal El-Zeit area, will be tendered on a build-own-operate basis, Abou El-Ella told in an interview in Cairo. Government / Industry egypt wind power

Largest Palestinian Hospital to Get Wind Power from Europe

Green Prophet

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. So in 2009, a project was officially inaugurated to incorporate wind energy into the hospital’s generating mix, and the European Union agreed to fund 80% of it; now, following years of planning and mapping, a 700 kilowatt wind turbine is about to be installed. Image of a wind turbine , Shutterstock.

Google Signs Major Wind Power Contract

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Google made a big move this week to use more renewable energy when they signed a 20-year contract with an Iowa wind farm that will allow Google to purchase wind power at a set rate over the next two decades. The energy from the NextEra Energy Resources wind farm will be sufficient to power “several data centers,” Google wrote on its blog. Government / Industry google energy google iowa wind farm google wind farm google wind power

Why Wind Power is so Beneficial to Electricity Companies

Living Green & Saving Energy

There’s probably not a single person in the world who doesn’t understand that our resources for producing power are diminishing very quickly. alternative energy reduce fossil fuels wind energy green energy sustainable energy sources While scientists are trying to develop new ways to obtain and produce energy, we should remember that we already have such methods and some of them are not only efficient, but also eco-friendly. [.].

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.

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

Green Prophet

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. Wind power has taken a backseat to solar power across the Middle East and North Africa, but there are still some ambitious projects in wind power being undertaken across the region. Two of the largest wind farms in the world are in the region, in Morocco and Egypt.

Texas Leads Nation In Wind Power

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According to a new report by the American Wind Energy Association, an extra 1,210 megawatts of wind power was moved to the nation’s power grid in the second quarter of 2009. The oil state continues to lead the nation in wind power generating capacity, with 454 megawatts added in the second quarter. That’s a 6 percent growth in wind capacity, giving Texas more than 8,000 megawatts in wind power capacity.

UK Wind Power Projects Delayed

Wind Power Ninja

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.

Cape Wind Power Future in Obama’s Hands

Wind Power Ninja

President Obama hasn’t made any indication on what he plans to say on April 30 when he reveals the fate of the Cape Code Wind Power project. The massive wind power plan was been in the works for nearly a decade and it is now up to Obama and interior Secretary Ken Salazar whether the project will be allowed to continue. This wind power project’s future could have far reaching ramifications for wind energy around the U.S.

New York Wind Power Hits New High

Wind Power Ninja

Wind power is being harnessed in New York at an unprecedented level now with a new record being set after hitting 1,000 megawatts last week. February 19 saw wind power output hit a level high enough to supply almost five percent of all of the 21,000 MW required by New York. To put into a more recognizable format; 1,000 MW is almost enough power to supply 1,000,000 homes. Wind Power News NYISO

Wind power breezes through 5GW mark

Green (Living) Review

Renewable energy generally and wind energy in particular is not alternative energy any longer - it is absolutely mainstream.” Øystein Løseth, President and CEO of Vattenfall, said: “Today we are proud to launch Thanet offshore wind farm, the world’s largest operating offshore wind farm.

Global Wind Power Grew By 29% In 2008

Wind Power Ninja

Global wind capacity grew by 29 percent in 2008 with America passing Germany to become the world’s leading wind power generator. Worldwatch, a Washington-based research organization said that global wind capacity rose by over 27,000 megawatts, to 120,798 MW last year. Wind now provides 1.5 wind capacity increased by 50 percent to 25,170 MW, or 21 percent of global capacity. Government / Industry Wind Power News global wind power

China Aims For 100 GW of Wind Power By 2020

Wind Power Ninja

The total wind power generating capacity in China is currently 12,000 MW, but the nation, which is growing at the most rapid rate among all the countries in the world, wants to raise it to 20,000 MW by next year. This is an increase of its goal for wind power generation capacity by the year 2020 to as much as 100,000 megawatts. ” Wind Power News china wind power

20% of Iowa’s Electricity Comes From Wind Power

Wind Power Ninja

A press release from earlier this year says that up to 20% of Iowa’s electricity is produced by wind. The organization’s director, David Osterberg said of the trend, “In the last two years, Iowa added 2,500 megawatts of wind turbine capacity, and now has wind capacity nearly six times the size of Iowa’s lone nuclear plant.” Approximately 5% of Iowa’s electricity was generated by wind power in 2006. Government / Industry iowa wind power

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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.

The Future of US Wind Power

Green Living Ideas

It’s amazing to think that wind power could actually be on the decline when the alternative energy sector seems to be just taking off in the United States. Wind power generation broke records in 2009 with 9.8 GW of new installation; however, this expansion of growth is slowing down dramatically as favorable sites are already [.] [ The Future of US Wind Power from Green Living Ideas ].

East Coast Governors Support Cape Wind Power

Wind Power Ninja

Six East Coast Governors have formally backed the Cape Wind wind farm being considered by the Obama Administration. Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, to permit the massive offshore wind farm and disregard the opposing views of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The $1 billion wind power project would see 130 large wind turbines installed across 25 square miles of federal coastal waters.

Wind Power Pitting Environmentalists Against Environmentalists

Eco Friendly Daily

Wind power offers a clean alternative to coal-derived energy. The proposed 50-turbine wind farm raises concerns about the impact on the local bald eagle population, including two rare golden eagles that use the bluff country for habitat. The controversy over the wind farm shows two conflicting ideas regarding environmentalism. A state law requires that green energy projects like AWA Goodhue Wind move forward to meet the state goal of 25 percent wind power by 2020.

Spain Approves Offshore Wind Power

Wind Power Ninja

Spain is truly an international leader in the development of renewable energy and already produce the third most wind energy in the world and the second most solar energy. Despite this, Spain’s massive coastline has remained untapped as a wind energy resource, until now. The coastline has officially been approved to be mapped out for all relevant factors for establishing wind farms including wind speed, ecological factors and boat traffic.

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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 findings have led to the government being accused of ignoring public opinion The YouGov poll, commissioned by renewable energy firm Ecotricity, found that 62% of participants – if forced to choose – would prefer to have a wind farm in their local council area. The conservatives are reportedly planning to curb onshore wind farms in their next election manifesto.

The Unexpected Barrier to Wind Power

Eco Friendly Daily

The interest and development of wind power has soared in recent months. Wind farms have gained a great deal of media attention as well as the controversy some have ignited. Another battlefield has emerged as interest in small wind projects to provide energy for homeowners has increased. A conflict has arisen in a suburb of Minneapolis over a homeowner’s right to erect a wind turbine in a residential area. Wind Power wind power wind turbine

Small-Scale Wind Power Solutions with Be-Wind

Green Living Ideas

While the image of giant wind turbines dominates our wind power imagination, Be Wind offers another solution for our renewable future. The post Small-Scale Wind Power Solutions with Be-Wind appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts Be-Wind renewable energy solar wind power wind turbine

China Plans to Tap 600 MW of Wind Power in Turkey

Green Prophet

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. Rather than a single large wind farm, the deal would be split up into more than 10 smaller projects, but the turbines would be Sinovel’s 1.5 Turkey offers a feed-in tariff for wind at 7.3

Wind Power Grew By 39% in 2009

Wind Power Ninja

The United States is now even closer to the point where 2% of its electricity will come from wind turbines. The American Wind Energy Association, in its annual report, said the amount of capacity added last year, 9,900 megawatts, was the largest on record, and was 18% above the capacity added in 2008, also a huge growth year. Government / Industry wind energy growth wind production in america

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America’s 20% Wind Power Progress Gets B Grade

Wind Power Ninja

A year ago, the Department Of Energy released a research report, “20% Wind Energy by 2030″, in which it determined that the U.S. could achieve a 20 percent wind scenario in just two decades. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) “The U.S. Government / Industry american wind powerThe progress report?

Wind Power Tax Break Fails in Senate

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In a move that Democratic Senator Mark Udall claims could destroy the wind energy industry in the US, the extension of a federal tax break for wind energy production failed in the Senate on Tuesday. It helps offset the cost of electricity production during a wind farm’s first 10 years. Experts and politicians say that it’s helped grow the wind industry in Colorado. according to the American Wind Energy Association.