Wind Power News
- NYC's Clean Energy Programs Take Center Stage
As Climate Week 2014 quickly approaches, all eyes are on New York City (NYC), the host of this year?s events. And given the recent release of New York?s progressive draft State Energy Plan, ?Reforming the Energy Vision? (REV), it is perhaps the most appropriate place to hold such discussions about how to create and implement low-carbon solutions. T
- WindEnergy Hamburg Opens To Great Fanfare
On Monday evening at Hamburg City Hall, the organizers of WindEnergy Hamburg officially opened the doors to their expo, marking the first time that the wind show, formerly knows as Husum Wind, will take place in the city of Hamburg.
- US-China Rifts Put Aside for Clean Energy Research
The threat of climate change is driving China and the U.S. ? frequent rivals and the world?s two largest greenhouse-gas emitters ? to collaborate on dozens of potential clean-energy breakthroughs.
- Massachusetts City Leads by Example with 1.8-MW Brownfield Solar Project
Today government officials commissioned a 1.8-MW solar project on what is classified as a ?superfund? site ? an abandoned plot of land that harbored hazardous waste affecting the environment and population ? in New Bedford, an economically depressed coastal city in southeastern Massachusetts. What was once a toxic lot is now a shining example of how renewable energy can transform the environment and local economies, according to government officials at today?s dedication.
- New Research Improves on Earlier Bird-Killing Turbine Studies
The first-ever study using data from modern wind farms throughout North America finds that avian mortality among most species of small passerines (birds) may be biologically insignificant.
- US Court Decision a Loss for Wind, But Boon for Storage?
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected a claim by Chicago-based Exelon that its Texas Panhandle wind farms are entitled to favorable pricing. The wind farms sell power to Southwestern Public Service Company, an Xcel Energy subsidiary.
- Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage: Fantasy or Reality?
Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage (UW-CAES) ? a step beyond underground energy storage in caverns ? may soon offer conventional utilities a means of long-duration load shifting for their large-scale electrical grids, and niche microgrid operators a means of reducing their fossil-fuel dependence, say its advocates.
- Exploring Finance Options: Yield-cos Don?t Fit the Bill for Many Renewable En...
Yield-cos have been grabbing headlines lately. Typically, large utilities spin off their high-yield alternative energy operations into separate smaller companies called yield-cos. These new companies are then taken public to attract individual and institutional investors.
- India Makes Plans To Spur More Renewable Energy Development
India plans to ask power generators to invest in clean-energy projects as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to accelerate the nation?s shift away from the troubled coal industry.
- 2030 Outlook: A Trillion Dollar Taxpayer Bailout for Electrical Utilities
After bailing out Wall Street in 2008, are Americans ready to provide a one trillion dollar bailout to our electric utilities in 2030? Even though worldwide demand for energy is estimated to rise 41 percent by 2035, Barclays recently downgraded their outlook for utilities. The question we should ask ourselves is what does it mean when you downgra
- Obama?s International Climate Strategy: More Grease for Renewables
It was good news for renewable energy when President Barack Obama in June proposed carbon dioxide restrictions on existing power plants. It is even better news now that he may use the plan to leverage an international climate accord.
- Norway May Miss Out on $6 Billion Wind Power Boom
Norway, which aims to triple wind capacity by the end of the decade, has erected one turbine for every seven installed in Sweden since the countries signed a pact to share renewable production two years ago. Norway, western Europe?s biggest oil and gas producer, has so far installed less than 10 percent of what it?s expected to complete by 2020 under the accord.
- Scotland Independence Could Put $23 Billion of Renewable Projects at Risk
A vote for independence in Scotland may halt work on renewable power projects that support 14 billion pounds ($23 billion) of investment and 12,000 jobs by raising questions about how developers would get subsidies, an energy supplier said.