Posts Tagged ‘Farms’

In Sweden, wind farms and warplanes battle for airspace

Several wind farm projects in Sweden are under threat due to the government's decision to reserve more airspace for its armed forces, according to two companies and an industry lobby group. FILE PHOTO: Windmills are seen in the “Dan Tysk” wind park of Swedish energy company Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munich , located west of the […]

Wyoming agrees to utility’s plans for 3 new wind farms

Rocky Mountain Power dropped plans for a fourth wind farm after a weeklong hearing before the Wyoming Public Service Commission. The three wind farms included in Thursday's agreement would add 1,150 megawatts of wind power in southern and southeastern Wyoming. View full post on Wind Power News

Netherlands to Build 1st Wholly unsubsidized Offshore Wind Farms

The Dutch government has begun to follow through on its renewable energy pledges by awarding Swedish firm Vattenfall two contracts for what will be the world's first wind farms to be built entirely without public money. The Dutch government has announced that its call for tender for zero-subsidy offshore wind bids had paid off and […]

New Mexico regulators OK massive wind farms near Texas

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a $1.6 billion project that Xcel Energy says will add 1,230 megawatts of wind energy to the regional generating mix. View full post on Wind Power News

Kelp Farms and Mammoth Windmills Are Just Two of the Government’s Long-Shot Energy Bets

The goal of this offbeat project? To see if it's possible to farm vast quantities of seaweed in the open ocean for a new type of carbon-neutral biofuel that might one day power trucks and airplanes. Unlike the corn- and soy-based biofuels used today, kelp-based fuels would not require valuable cropland. View full post on […]

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. […]