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WIND IS WHERE THE JOBS ARE_   Extract of full article By Mark Sumner in Daily KOS  Thursday Apr 27, 2017 · 2:40 PM    The fastest-growing occupation in the United States — by a long shot, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — might surprise you: wind turbine tec...
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The renewable energy market is steadily growing in an African continent that can pride itself to possess in abundance a good mix of resources – sun, water, biomass and wind. Although far less uniformly distributed than the well documented solar resources, Africa with a large coastline still has one ...
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BUILDING IN RHODE Island isn’t easy. Hurricanes and tropical storms barrel through its quaint coastline towns, interrupting perfect summer weekends. Freezing winters bring blizzards that can shut down the entire state. And every season features corrosive salty winds, biting at the coast as if sent b...
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Statkraft, TrønderEnergi and the European investor consortium Nordic Wind Power DA will join forces to realise Europe's largest onshore wind power project in Central-Norway, comprising six onshore wind farms, with a combined capacity of 1000MW. The total investment in the wind farms amounts to appro...
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New wind farms have a longer economic lifespan than gas-turbine power stations, according to fresh research that also dismisses claims that ageing wind installations are a bad investment. The UK has a target of generating 15 per cent of the nation's energy from renewable resources such as wind farm...
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Colorado's wind industry is thriving but far-flung By John Young   A windmill near the Pawnee Buttes at Pawnee National Grasslands. (Denver Post file) PEETZ — A tumbleweed darts across the highway. By most definitions, this heralds one's arrival at nowhere. Instead, in this case, ...
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Wind power could generate up to 18% of the world’s electricity by 2050, compared with 2.6% today, according to new IEA research.Wind Energy – 2013 Edition finds that nearly 300 gigawatts of current wind power worldwide must increase eight- to ten-fold to achieve the roadmap’s vision, with the more t...
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U.S. companies built record 13.2 gigawatts worth of new wind power capacity in the country in 2012, according to a study released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A large factor in the construction record is that companies rushed to complete projects before production tax credits for wind proj...
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I’m pleased to report that it didn’t take long to achieve one of my new year’s resolutions for Congress – extending the federal tax credits for wind power and other renewable energy sources. The deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” that passed the Senate and the House yesterday, and is expecte...
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Barack Obama's re-election may have seemed like a sure win for solar and wind power, given the President's history of supporting green energy. But the optimism quickly darkened in the aftermath. In the days following the election, renewable energy stocks fell, along with the broader market. The fu...
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  Leeco Steel LLC’s fortunes rose even during the Great Recession thanks to a single customer: the burgeoning U.S. wind-energy industry. Leeco had 50 employees when it started selling 7 ton steel plates to wind-tower makers in 2004. It now has 125, and wind accounts for about 40 percent of ...
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Recent reports have shown that it’s possible to power the entire world with wind power, but scientists at Stanford University conducted a more focused study that delivered the first-ever quantitative analysis of offshore wind energy on the US East Coast. The study states that there is...
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Placing wind turbines off the East Coast could meet the entire demand for electricity from Florida to Maine, according to engineering experts at Stanford University.It would require 144,000 offshore turbines standing 270 feet tall — not one of which exists since proposals have stalled due to controv...
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If the world shifts to clean energy, wind-generated electricity will play a big role—and there is more than enough wind for that, according to new research. Researchers developed the most sophisticated weather model available to show that not only is there plenty of wind over land and near to shore ...
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Damian Carrington The daft claim that wind subsidies have driven 50,000 people into fuel poverty exemplifies the dishonesty of most objections. Here's a little gem that exemplifies the fundamental dishonesty underlying all but one of the objections deployed against onshore wind farms. The Sunday T...
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Renewable energy sources could allow for a prudent decrease in CO2 emissions while still powering a populous, electrified global economy. On The Pump Handle, Mark Pendergrast examines the proverbial canary in the coal mine, Japan. Wary of imported fossil fuels and burned by nuclear disaster, Japan i...
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The stories of Texas’ wind farms are commonly told in terms of acres and megawatts. Artists Laura Zak and Kim Cypert, however, want to dig deeper into the cultural and social impacts of the state’s booming wind industry. Zak and Cypert are working on a performance art show incorporating insights fro...
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  The technical standard for the first global consumer label for companies to buy wind power and other clean renewable energy has been launched today. The program is backed by companies including WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the LEGO Group, Bloomberg and Pri...
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And the wind turbines chop up birds. A new study from M.I.T. indicates that vast wind farms to generate electricity may raise local temperatures as much as 1degree Celsius (1.8 degrees F) on land, but have the opposite effect over water. That’s significant considering the IPCC was all exercised abou...
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Conventional wisdom suggests that because we're approaching the theoretical limit on individual wind turbine efficiency, wind energy is now a mature technology. But California Institute of Technology researchers revisited some of the fundamental assumptions that guided the wind industry for the past...
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