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Airborne wind turbines hovering high in the air and tethered to the ground, like kites, have the potential to generate huge amounts of electricity, based on a recent wind availability study led by the University of Delaware. Researchers pinpointed tracts of the atmosphere ideal for locati...
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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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The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled "bioswales" keep storm...
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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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Reznick Think Energy has an exciting opportunity for developers, engineers, EPCs and financiers interested in working on high profile renewable energy projects. We are working with Carbon War Room to help Necker Island, the Caribbean island owned by Sir Richard Branson, to transition away from fossi...
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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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  BY SYLVIA MWEETWA A GERMAN consultant Klaus Heidler has challenged developed nations to consider investing in renewable energy technology which has minimal impact on the environment. Dr Heidler who is Solar Consulting Agency for Sustainable Communication chief executive officer said German...
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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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Company keeps track of far-flung energyBy RONNIE CROCKER When the wind shifts in Sarita, they know about it on the 40th floor at 1600 Smith in downtown Houston. Same thing when lightning strikes in Northern California or threatens the Canadian plains of south-central Manitoba. This isn't idle goss...
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Kazakhstan has huge potential for renewable energy, in particular in wind. Since the renewable sector is almost untapped and the government of Kazakhstan is actively working on promoting renewable energy sources and starting new programs to reach the renewable energy target of 5 percent by 2024, thi...
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With the planet’s rising need for electricity overstepping its source, it is about time that we take solid actions to preserve electric power. Despite being aware of the consumption of electric power and water at home, the population can make use of green and cheap electric power solutions at our h...
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By MICHAEL TOTTY It's a tall order: Over the next few decades, the world will need to wean itself from dependence on fossil fuels and drastically reduce greenhouse gases. Current technology will take us only so far; major breakthroughs are required. What might those breakthroughs be? Here's a look...
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THE WHITE HOUSE - Office of the Press Secretary April 22, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON CLEAN ENERGY Trinity Structural Towers Manufacturing Plant, Newton, Iowa I just had a terrific tour of the facility led by several of the workers and managers who operate this plant. It wasn't too long ago,...
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