Posts Tagged ‘Wind’
By Guest Writer Amanda Green When you take control of your energy consumption you’ll not only be saving money each month but you’ll also be doing your part for the environment. Taking your energy usage into account is a great way to start helping out the earth and many of. . .
The latest Energy Infrastructure Update released yesterday by the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reports that the US had 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new in-service generating capacity come online in January of 2013, all of it from renewable sources including wind, solar and biomass. The new capacity. . .
Happy New Year to one and all. All the best for 2013. New Year’s resolutions have been made, most of those will not make it to February, but hey resolutions are made to be broken. So since we’re in the New Year, I’d like to make a few new Top Ten. . .
If you paid attention to the news coverage over Sandy you may have noticed that the cable networks not once mentioned global warming as a possible cause – for this supposed once in a lifetime weather event. Though, interestingly this event followed the last one, Irene, by two years. I’m. . .
With the next Presidential debate on the horizon the big question in the world of green is will they or won’t they talk about the environment. Will they discuss climate change? Or how about clean renewable energy? It seems that both candidates are shying away from discussing these issues at. . .
Can wind power affect climate change? That question and the impact wind energy could have on the world has been a primary focus of a study issued by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Climate scientist and collaborators studied the physical limits to global wind power. The scientist say there is. . .
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released their “2011 Wind Technologies Report” which found that in 2011 the U.S. was still one of the fastest growing markets for wind power. Around 6.8 gig watts (GW) of new wind power capabilities were established in 2011, up from 5.2 GW in 2010. . . .
A new report from the U.S. Energy Department says that South Dakota in 2011 had the capacity to generate about 22 percent of its electricity from wind energy, ranking first among all states. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says that wind power represented 32 percent of all new electric capacity additions. . .
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) issued a report yesterday highlighting the top ten countries that invested the most in clean energy technology for 2011. The report shows that China continues to lead the world in clean energy technology manufacturing and investing. The U.S. took second place. The report also ranked. . .
Tall sailing ships have been around since man discovered the art of harnessing the wind to ply the seven seas. Now that art form may be returning to large commercial ocean freighters. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have been working on a hybrid modern cargo ship that uses conventional. . .
Altaeros Energies recently presented a novel deployment of a wind turbine. This week the company released a video of its prototype airborne wind turbine taken during a test run in Maine this past winter. The donut-shaped blimp has a spinning fan at its center, and it’s tethered to a base station. . .
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued a report on the state of power generated by different sources. In 2011 coal decreased to below forty percent of the total power generated in the U.S. The last time this happened was in 1978. The EIA attributes the decrease in coal to. . .
The Long Island New York town of Hempstead may be at the forefront of carbon neutral thinking in the U.S. In 2009 they became the first town near New York City to install a hydrogen and natural gas fueling station. They currently operate two town vehicles and a town bus. . .
The placement of offshore wind turbines in these United States is a controversial issue. Political and legal battles have kept the adoption of off shore wind farms to a minimum. In Europe, offshore wind turbine farms face less resistance than found here. That could possibly change once Europe sees the. . .