Wind Energy Development

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

Wind Power Iowa

This article is part of the series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” series. Find the rest here. 10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a… Keep reading →

U.S. Offshore Wind: Mid-Year Update

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Several speakers at the recent American Wind Energy Association annual conference in New Orleans lauded the positive impact of Congress’s extensions of the production tax credit and investment tax credit in December 2015.

Renewable Energy Update – May 2015

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday again proposed granting 30-year permits to wind farms that would forgive them for thousands of eagle deaths expected during that time frame from collisions of the birds with turbines, towers, and electrical wires.

Wind Power Plant In Xinjiang

U.S. ocean energy regulators are advancing plans to lease sites off New York for potential commercial wind energy development.

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

The U.S. Department of the Interior has auctioned the rights to lease nearly 344,000 acres offshore New Jersey for potential offshore wind energy development.

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

The concept of using wind power for offshore oil and gas applications is one step closer to realisation. WIN WIN, a DNV GL-led joint industry project (JIP), is running with the following seven participants: ExxonMobil, ENI Norge, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd, Statoil, VNG, PG Flow Solutions, and ORE Catapult. Initial DNV GL studies showed that… Keep reading →

China Daily Life - Pollution

The IEA has stated that if commitments at the Paris Climate Summit are met, it would result in rapid slowdown in growth of carbon from the energy sector. [The Guardian] Mexico is planning to quadruple its wind-power capacity as part of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s effort to transform the country’s energy industry. [Bloomberg] A federal… Keep reading →

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

Ahead of a crowdfunding campaign, the Spanish company Vortex Bladeless is reaping publicity for a fascinating new concept for capturing wind energy. As the company name implies, their device would do away with the bladed turbine, instead using a flared tower alone to take advantage of oscillating wind turbulence. It’s said to be quieter, cheaper,… Keep reading →

Beijing Enveloped In Heavy Smog

Two Chinese entrepreneurs became billionaires earlier this week when their companies rose exponentially on the prospect of new pollution laws after a Chinese documentary similar to “An Inconvenient Truth”. “Zhang Kaiyuan, chairman of Beijing SPC Environment Protection Tech Co., has a net worth of $1.1 billion, while Ao Xiaoqiang, chairman of Beijing SDL Technology Co.,… Keep reading →