wind energy

TimberTower: The World’s First Wooden Wind Turbine Erected in Germany

TimberTower: The World’s First Wooden Wind Turbine Erected in Germany

According to a Department of Energy report released in August, roughly $14 billion was invested in the wind industry last year, which accounts for a 32 percent increase in U.S. generating capacity and

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President Obama’s Re-Election is a Victory for Clean Air and Clean Energy

President Obama’s Re-Election is a Victory for Clean Air and Clean Energy

Sky photo from Shutterstock Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, declared Tuesday’s re-election of President Barack Obama a major victory for the environment.

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Can President Obama Renew the Wind Energy Tax Credit Before it Expires?

Can President Obama Renew the Wind Energy Tax Credit Before it Expires?

For the past several months, the American wind energy industry has been at a near standstill, as political uncertainty clouded the industry's future. On December 31, a federal tax credit that makes wind

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The Whirlers: A Colorful Wind Turbine Installation for Fresh Kills Park

The Whirlers: A Colorful Wind Turbine Installation for Fresh Kills Park

Whirlers is project by Caterina Tiazzoldi and Eduardo Benamor Duarte that proposes building a large cluster of colorful wind turbines at Fresh Kills Park in Staten Island. The project is part of

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Windstrument Wind Turbine Provides Renewable Energy With its Orchid-like Design

Windstrument Wind Turbine Provides Renewable Energy With its Orchid-like Design

Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A. is working with Unified Energies International to develop the Windstrument, a wind turbine that aims to bring affordable renewable energy to the world. The Windstrument is

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Tsai Design Imagines Soaring High Line Park for Cape Town’s Unfinished Highway

Tsai Design Imagines Soaring High Line Park for Cape Town’s Unfinished Highway

One of South Africa's most celebrated architecture studios has designed a High Line Park for Cape Town. Winning the Re-Imagine Cape Town design competition with this bold proposal, Tsai Design envisions

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144,000 Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire East Coast of the United States

144,000 Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire East Coast of the United States

Recent reports have shown that it's possible to power the entire world with wind power, but scientists at Standford University conducted a more focused study that delivered the first-ever quantitative

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Carnegie Institution Study Reveals There is Enough Wind Energy to Power the Entire World

Carnegie Institution Study Reveals There is Enough Wind Energy to Power the Entire World

Californian Wind Farm Photo via Shutterstock A study from Carnegie Institution for Science, led by Kate Marvel of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has revealed that there is enough wind power to

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The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

Back in 2010, we reported that British company Wind Power Limited was set to unveil a whole new type of wind turbine called The Aerogenerator. Now the company has released the next-generation version of

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Sanya Skypump: World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

Sanya Skypump: World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

The world's first fully integrated wind-powered EV charging station has been installed in Barcelona, Spain. The charging station, known as the Sanya Skypump, was unveiled today by Urban Green Energy and

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Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind and US renewable distributor SWG Energy just installed the world's largest rooftop wind farm atop the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City. The project saw Venger Wind

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Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

Obama Administration Fast Tracks 5 Gigawatts Of Renewable Energy Projects

It's election year and that can only mean one thing - the standing President doing everything he can to show the country he's the man for a second term. In President Obama's case, he's doing this by

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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London's Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received

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Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Wind farms installed at sea reportedly generate 40% more energy than those on land, and with that in mind, Siemens is currently constructing the world's largest wind turbines blades in order to help Dong

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McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

Urban wind turbines face an up-hill battle, as many people feel they are too big, too expensive, and potential eyesores. However McCamley just unveiled a prototype for a new vertical-axis turbine with a

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The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind!

The Blackbird Wind-Powered Car Can Travel Upwind Faster than the Wind!

Led by Rick Cavallaro, DDWFTTW has developed a wind-powered car called the Blackbird that is capable of traveling upwind at speeds faster than the wind! In 2010 Cavallaro's team set a world record by

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Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Sail Away in Style on Your Own Solar-Powered Orsos Floating Island Home

Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to simply raise an anchor and move your home to a new country? Well, if you live on a luxury Orsos Island, you can do just that. The floating home resorts are

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Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on All Wind Farm Applications

Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on All Wind Farm Applications

Wind Turbine photo from Shutterstock It's been a troubling month for wind power in the UK - the government announced plans to cut subsidies for onshore wind farms by 2020, and now the Scottish council

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UK Government to Scrap Subsidies For Onshore Wind Farms By 2020

UK Government to Scrap Subsidies For Onshore Wind Farms By 2020

Onshore wind farms have had their share of controversy in the UK like they have in many other countries. However the UK government has now decided to side with those that object to the renewable energy

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KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

Kite power has long been discussed as the next step in the evolution of wind power, and KiteGen's radical new kite power concept could be one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to address the

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The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

Wind energy is one of the cleanest, most reliable sources of renewable energy out there, but there's one strike against it: Most wind turbines aren't exactly the most attractive sight. But for anyone who

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USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

At airports, the usable space is limited to a few areas: runways, terminals and storage facilities. Much of the rest of the land is left fallow, requiring maintenance from airport operators (mowing the

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Is The UK Church Trying To Profit From Building Wind Turbines?

Is The UK Church Trying To Profit From Building Wind Turbines?

We've reported in the past about how the Christian church is embracing renewable energy with the Vatican installing solar panels, but now it looks like they are taking it a step further and trying to

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Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

The web is buzzing today over a new research study that looks at the effect that large Texas wind farms have on surface temperatures in their immediate surroundings. “New Research Shows Wind Farms

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Study Suggests Wind Farms are Warming Local Climates

Study Suggests Wind Farms are Warming Local Climates

Are wind farms contributing to global warming? The answer is no - but they could cause the temperature to rise in localized areas on a really hot day or night. Researchers suggested in the journal Nature

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US and UK Will Team Up To Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

US and UK Will Team Up To Develop Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and his British counterpart Edward Davey are set to announce a major collaboration between the two nations to develop new floating wind turbine technology. Traditional

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Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

Obama Administration Announces New Clean-Energy Initiatives for the Military

The US military spends up to $20 billion on oil every year, and as oil prices climb that amount is steadily increasing. But oil doesn't just cost the Pentagon in the form of tax dollars -- it presents

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Altaeros Energies’ Floating Wind Turbines Tap Into Strong High Altitude Winds

Altaeros Energies’ Floating Wind Turbines Tap Into Strong High Altitude Winds

In an effort to harness strong high-altitude winds, the company Altaeros Energies has developed a floating wind turbine that's a cross between a traditional windmill and a blimp. After some successful

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First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

First Offshore Wind Energy Turbine Project Approved in Virginia

Yesterday Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced that a 479-foot-tall five-megawatt wind turbine generator prototype has been approved for construction in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The project will be

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World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine To Be Installed Off Belgian Coast

World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine To Be Installed Off Belgian Coast

Wind turbine efficiency is increasing year on year, and now German energy company RWE Innogy is set to break an industry record by installing a wind turbine capable of generating 6 MW off the Belgian

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