Posts Tagged ‘Farms’

Wind farms power big surge in renewable energy jobs

A boom in wind farms is fuelling a jobs surge in the renewable energy industry with 17 per cent employment growth in the sector in December. Nationwide, there are now 15,691 renewable energy jobs, rising to 21,168 when including those in small-scale rooftop solar installation. View full post on Wind Power News

Brain damage or brain fart? Weatherill targets Xenophon on wind farms

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has fired a pre-election salvo at Nick Xenophon, declaring the SA Best leader believes that wind turbines cause brain damage. Mr Weatherill spoke today at the opening of an office for Solar Reserve's proposed solar-thermal energy plant near Port Augusta, with local mayor and SA Best candidate Sam Johnson also […]

Artificial Trees That Could Power A Home Or Replace Wind And Solar Farms

Tech Meets Art In A life-like 'Energy Tree' With e-leaves That Suck Up Sunshine And Quiver In The Breeze To Produce Solar And Wind Power. LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 22, 2018 / EINPresswire.com / — The 16ft solar/wind tree can generate nearly three times the electricity an average family uses in a year and […]

Get a sneak peek at a plan to use wind power to charge phones, irrigate farms in Eastern Market

Next week, one of Detroit's most unusual artists, technicians, and designers will host a fundraiser for a green energy project that will power everything from urban agriculture to laptops and cellphones. Guests will get a rare peek inside a one-of-a-kind Detroit space and to meet a unique visionary. View full post on Wind Power News

U.S. Fisherman Are ‘Losing Ground’ To Massive Offshore Wind Farms

U.S. fisherman are pushing back against plans to construct offshore wind farms along the East Coast, claiming the large clusters of turbines affect navigation, regulation and fish behavior, The Associated Press reports. “You ever see a radar picture of a wind farm? It's just one big blob, basically,” Massachusetts fisherman Eric Hansen told the AP. […]

Developers proposing offshore wind farms

Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski says his company will submit two proposals by Wednesday's deadline for firms seeking to supply at least 400 megawatts of offshore wind energy to Massachusetts power companies. One plan calls for about 25 turbines generating 200 megawatts of power. View full post on Wind Power News

In the shadow of wind farms: Some resist as wind industry booms

On May 20, 2012, the Sun set while in deep partial eclipse as seen from the U.S. Southwest. This scene was captured from the San Juan Mesa Wind Farm off US-70 highway in Elinda, N.M. Wind energy development has soared in the past decade. View full post on Wind Power News

New Mexico AG, others support proposed wind farms

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, consumer advocates and others have reached a settlement with Xcel Energy over the utility's plans to add more wind power for customers in New Mexico and parts of Texas. The proposed agreement was filed Monday with New Mexico utility regulators for approval. View full post on Wind Power News

Texas wind farms might have dodged a bullet with Hurricane Harvey

Most of the wind farms are in West Texas, far away from the coast. During the hurricane, they continued operating normally. View full post on Wind Power News

Black Hawk County supervisors have rejected calls for a temporary ban on wind farms

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that none of the supervisors at Tuesday's meeting made a motion to approve the proposed 90-day moratorium. The group Cedar Valley Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy had sought the moratorium so county officials could get more public input on potential changes to the 2011 ordinance governing wind towers. View full […]