Posts Tagged ‘past’

Wind Is Expected to Blow Past Water to Become the Renewable Resource Leader

Hydroelectric power plants have long been the leading source of renewable electricity in the U.S. Wind power, however, is expected to surpass hydroelectricity by 2019, according to a new forecast Hydroelectric power plants have long been the leading source of renewable electricity in the United States. However, wind power is expected to surpass hydroelectricity by […]

Tri Global Energy Blows Past One Gigawatt of Wind Power in 2017

Wind energy has quickly become a formidable competitor as transmission capacity and markets reform to accommodate greater usage. “Yet the real power is in our partnerships with the local communities, which host our wind projects,” Billingsley said. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind Power Blows Past American Hydro Dams And European Coal

Wind power is making a comeback. One of the earliest energy sources to be harnessed by mankind has now overtaken coal-fired generation in Europe and hydroelectric dams in the U.S. Europe's wind industry was aided by increasing investments in offshore projects, while developers added thousands of new turbines on the breezy plains of Texas, Oklahoma […]

A Mighty Wind Tries to Lift Rig Builders Past Oil’s Downturn

Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has for decades built hulking platforms to extract oil and natural gas from the seabed. With the collapse of offshore drilling, the company has turned to helping harvest another energy resource: wind. View full post on Wind Power News

Op-ed: Wind power blows past distortions of fossil-fueled opponents

The op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune by Randy Simmons, a Charles G. Koch Professor of Political Economy at Utah State University, was riddled with factual errors that are a disservice to readers. The Department of Energy’s recently released “Wind Vision” report is no doubt what prompted the rant against wind energy. View full post […]

Wind Power, Past, Present and Future with Steve Hallee

Steve Hallee will present Catching the Wind as part of Penobscot Marine Museum’s Thursday Night Lecture Series. View full post on Wind Power News

Weatherwatch: Sleek building design where the wind slips past

Leeds city council plans to spend £245,000 trying to dampen down violent winds that race through the streets surrounding Bridgewater Place, the city’s tallest building standing 367ft (112m) high. People have been blown over on the nearby roads, and in the most serious incident a lorry was toppled over as winds whipped around the building. […]

Storm helps state blow past wind power generation record

Texas set a new record for wind power generation thanks to the powerful thunderstorm that rolled through the state Saturday night and Sunday morning. View full post on Wind Power News

A green economy is the future, but John Hayes only looks to the past | Andrew Simms

The Tory energy minister has had it with windfarms apparently – an inconsistent, ignorant and damaging stance “Enough is enough” says Conservative energy minister John Hayes about the building of onshore windfarms in Britain. It makes you wonder where else in energy policy he might consider enough to be enough: the accumulation of hazardous, long-term […]

US wind energy industry breezes past 50GW milestone

Industry hails rapid growth, as leading firms warn that end of production tax credit could lead to stalled investment The US wind energy industry is now providing enough capacity to power 13 million homes, equivalent to all of Nevada, Colorado, Wisconsin, Virginia, Alabama, and Connecticut combined. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) used the annual […]