A lot of people moan about how wind turbines make the countryside look bad. Clean, renewable energy often comes at a price. Enter "turbine trees" — one company's way of tackling the issue of aesthetics in sustainability.
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.
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 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.
Africa has long been regarded as a basket case and a bottomless pit for aid, but now, with a little help from their President and a foundation, Kenyans are doing something for themselves: building wind turbines from scrap metal.
An independent panel of experts in Massachusetts has released a report on the health hazards posed by wind turbines. Although the panel found no conclusive evidence of serious health problems, their findings left the door open for further research.
The mystery of why large numbers of migratory bats are killed by certain turbines of southern Alberta’s wind farms every year may have been solved by a comprehensive University of Calgary research project.