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GE launches next generation wind turbine

Steeping up its activities in the renewables market., GE’s subdivision - Renewable Energy- has revealed a new type of wind turbine platform. The device, designed for onshore use, is called Cypress.

Wind power does its part during record heatwave in Texas

Homes and businesses in Texas last week experienced record high electricity use, but the grid held up without any major problems, a testament to good grid management and the increasing use of wind power.

Wind power in U.K. continues to set records, overtaking nuclear

In the first three months of 2018, the U.K.'s wind farms made history, supplying more electricity than its eight nuclear power plants. And in another milestone, overnight on March 17, wind supplied almost half, 47 percent of Britain's electricity.

World's most powerful wind turbine unveiled

GE Renewable Resources is planing to construct an offshore wind turbine, said to be the world's most powerful ever. The turbine will be some 100 meters taller than the Washington Monument obelisk in the U.S.

UK accounted for 50 percent of Europe's new offshore wind in 2017

The European offshore wind industry had an impressive year in 2017, increasing capacity by 25 percent to 3.1 gigawatts of new capacity installed. And the United Kingdom's installed 1.7 gigawatts accounted for more than 50 percent of the total.

Innovations in wind power inspired by owl feathers

Bethlehem - Scientists have devised a mathematical solution to minimize noise and to maximize the aerodynamics in relation to porous airfoils (2-D wings). This will improve wind turbines and air vehicles.

Renewable energy leaps forward with floating wind farm

Aberdeen - New technology will enable the world's first floating wind farm to be constructed and the platform has emerged, for its first public viewing, off the coast of Scotland. The technology promises lower costs energy for businesses and consumers.

Global renewable energy production hit record levels in 2016

Paris - In 2016, the world produced enough renewable energy capacity to power every home in the UK, Germany, France, and Italy combined, according to a new report released by the Paris-based Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21).

Town council pushes for offshore wind in Gulf of Maine

Durham - Durham, New Hampshire Town Councilors on Monday endorsed a resolution calling for a focused look at offshore wind development.

Hydro and wind power provide two-thirds of Canada's electricity

In a report released Tuesday, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) announced that two-thirds of the country's electricity now comes from renewable energy sources.

'Energy transformation' taking place around the globe

Abu Dhabi - On Thursday, the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) published data confirming that 2016 was the strongest year ever for new renewable energy installations worldwide.

New 'Cheyenne' supercomputer aids climate science in coal country

Cheyenne - In Wyoming, a state that produces 40 percent of America's coal, a new supercomputer called "Cheyenne" has come online to join the fight against climate change. The project is funded by the state of Wyoming and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Great Plains gets over half its power from wind for first time

Little Rock - On Sunday, February 12, 2017, wind turbines for a short time powered more than 50 percent of the electricity demand on the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid, a first for a grid in North America.

Governor Cuomo announces state plans for offshore wind farm

New York - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a startling announcement on Tuesday, voicing his commitment to develop up to 2.4 GW of offshore wind projects off the coast of New York by 2030, making New York State the nation's leader in clean, offshore wind power.

Clean energy momentum in U.S continues as wind power soars

Clean energy's momentum continues into 2017 and beyond, and there is no stopping it, President Obama asserted in a thesis published in the journal Science on Monday.

WaterSeer may be the answer to creating water self-sufficiency

Reston - We know that worldwide, over 9,000 people die every day from a lack of clean drinking water. But what if there was a simple, affordable solution to creating water sustainability? Meet the WaterSeer, a device that uses air to create water.

Ontario cancels $3.8 billion in energy contracts

The Ontario government announced Tuesday that they are cancelling the next round of renewable energy contracts for the province. They hope to save $3.8 billion in energy costs, in order to lighten the load on hydro customers.

Funding to explore impact of ‘green energy’ on nature

London - Green energy has many advocates, but do some projects harm the natural world? A research foundation is investing $3 million to explore future scenarios for U.K. energy to see how groundwater and natural habitats would be affected.

Wind power proposed to supply Los Angeles by 2023

Wheatland - It's going to take imagination and innovation to tackle bringing clean energy to the world, and doing it in a big way. A group of four companies is doing just that, proposing an $8 billion project to supply Los Angeles with large amounts of electricity.

Ontario’s new Long-Term Energy Plan raises concerns Special

Ontario’s new Long Term Energy Plan was released today by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli. With a focus on wind power, not all environmentalists are happy.

Canadian activist starts appeal against wind power company Special

The Ontario government is refusing to hear testimony from experts on noise and safety in an ongoing Environmental Review Tribunal, according to the campaign group Wind Concerns Ontario.

Pres. Obama announces executive orders to curb greenhouse gases

Washington - President Obama outlined sweeping measures on Tuesday designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants and help local communities better prepare for devastating storms, fires, and drought.

Floating wind turbines — the next generation of wind-farms

Brest - French companies Nass & Wind and naval defence contractor DCNS recently presented details of their next generation floating wind turbine development programme at the Thetis Marine Renewable Energy show held in Brest on April 10 and 11.

Op-Ed: Green energy — Portugal’s 70% from renewables shows how it’s done

Portugal’s national electricity grid concessionaire, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) recently announced that renewable energy made up 70% of total consumption for the first quarter of 2013.

Op-Ed: The politics of oil — Green energy alternatives

Edmonton - The new buzz word in the green movement is "sustainable energy." According to anti-oilsands lobbyists, oil is evil and stopping the development of the Alberta oilsands will avert a global disaster.

UK may explore tidal power

A new report recommends that the UK should be considering utilizing tidal power as a source of electricity. Wave power is recommended over wind power as a renewable energy alternative.

UK on course to hit 2020 green energy targets

London - A report from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) confirms that the UK is on track to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets, thanks principally to new solar and offshore wind projects.

Op-Ed: The wind revolution — Why Congress should extend tax credit Special

The production tax credit for wind energy is set to end in December of this year and whether it should be renewed has been a recent topic of debate. This begs the question; is wind energy a viable and important part of our energy policy?

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.
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