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Solar power has become the world's cheapest form of electricity

New statistics from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released Thursday show that for the first time, solar power has become the cheapest form of electricity in the world.

Microsoft's Cheyenne data center to be powered by wind energy

Microsoft announced on Monday two new contracts for 237 megawatts of wind energy capacity, capable of running its Cheyenne, Wyoming data center entirely on wind power.

Denmark's wind-powered electricity usage sets world record

A staggering 42 percent of Denmark's domestic energy use came from wind power in 2015. This set a new world record, breaking a record Denmark set just a year before.

Op-Ed: Obama’s bold carbon plan is in fact, a work of fiction

President Obama’s plan to reduce CO2 power plant emissions by 32 percent, in fact, only cuts emissions by 16 percent, and cuts total emissions by 7 percent.

Texas, the U.S. wind energy leader now looks to battery storage

Dallas - Texas, home of the oil and gas industry, is the U.S. leader in installed wind energy. As its energy mix for electricity continues to change, it has begun to deal with the issue of battery storage similar to California and New York.

U.S. rule change allowing accidental eagle deaths sparks outcry

The agency charged with protecting the nation’s wildlife plans to extend the life of permits it issues for projects that result in the accidental deaths of eagles.

U.S. wind energy industry gasping for air

Fairless Hills - Gamesa, a company that manufactures components for wind turbines - those arguably hideous Star Wars-like energy windmills blighting U.S. horizons - had all but closed its factory by the time it shipped the first $125 million worth of product.

Google one step closer to wind power

The Google-backed Atlantic Wind Connection passed an initial approval stage this week and will now undergo an environmental review.

US and UK Collaborate on Floating Wind Turbines

UK-US government investment is set to be a driving force in new floating wind turbine technology. UK energy secretary Edward Davey announced that a collaborative investment effort will be made to build a number of experimental floating wind turbines.

Offshore wind farms at risk from hurricane damage

Pittsburgh - Offshore wind farms being proposed for the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico sit in hurricane paths and as a result, almost half of the planned turbines for these farms could be destroyed over a 20-year period.

Austin TX mayor moves to get city off coal, onto renewables

Austin - Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell announced this week his bid for re-election, with a new campaign promise to move the city away from its energy dependence on coal toward renewables, saying global fossil fuel supplies are changing and so must the city.

Wind energy increasing in Canada

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) told energy leaders in Montreal for the World Energy Congress that by the end of 2010 Canada will have 754 MW of new wind energy capacity.

Sweden, Finland pushing ahead with nuclear power

Finland’s Parliament voted last week to approve the construction of two new nuclear power plants, while last month the Swedish Parliament gave the go-ahead to replace 10 reactors once the old ones were shut down.

Major offshore wind farm to be built off north Wales coast

Construction is due to begin next year in Wales on one of the largest wind farms in the world, renewable energy firm RWE-Innogy has announced.

Colour him green: An evening with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Special

London - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says, "I have a very optimistic vision." On Wednesday night in London, Ontario he shared that vision, putting worries about growing energy demands to rest. If you believe Kennedy, green power rules.

Ireland plans wind energy investment

To combat the effects of the global economic downturn Ireland has launched a study looking at investments in renewable energy technologies.

Senators: Spend $400 Million on Wind Energy

Senators from two Northeast states want the government to commit $400 million from the economic stimulus package to support an advanced wind energy program, especially for offshore wind projects.

Britain Struggles To Keep Wind Energy Targets In Sight

In this time of economic turmoil Britain is struggling to keep its promises of clean energy production. Wind energy, which could form the backbone of a renewable energy policy, is bearing the brunt with no easy funding and lack of infrastructure.

New Damping System Quiets Wind Turbines

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU have developed an active damping system for wind turbines

Scotland Takes Lead In Renewable Energy ‘Revolution’

Scotland seems fully prepared to leave behind the fossil fuel era and move into the era of clean and sustainable energy.

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Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East  near Elizabeth City  North Carolina.
Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East, near Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Avangrid Renewables
As Texas adds more wind energy  will battery storage play a bigger role in the state s generation mi...
As Texas adds more wind energy, will battery storage play a bigger role in the state's generation mix?
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Wind power - This may be the future for Southeastern U.S.
Wind power - This may be the future for Southeastern U.S.
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The Tehachapi Wind Farm turbines collectively produce about 800 million kilowatt-hours of electricit...
The Tehachapi Wind Farm turbines collectively produce about 800 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, enough to meet the residential needs of 350,000 people every year.
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A Wyoming coal mine.
A Wyoming coal mine.
Bureau of Land Management
Texas  home of the oil and gas industry  leads the nation in wind energy
Texas, home of the oil and gas industry, leads the nation in wind energy
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Clean power:  A wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains of California
Clean power: A wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains of California
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