Posts Tagged ‘Powers’

Global powers need to take the geopolitics out of energy

ON THE EVE of the first world war a young Winston Churchill switched the Royal Navy from coal to oil. As Daniel Yergin put it in his book “The Prize”, the reliance on doubtful supplies of oil from Persia rather than Welsh coal turned energy security into a question of national strategy. View full post […]

U.S. Tax Credit Powers Wind-Farm Upgrades

Wind-power producers are rushing to take advantage of a green energy tax credit extended by Congress-and, in a new twist, many are using it to renovate existing wind farms, not just build new ones. The Production Tax Credit, which was renewed by lawmakers last December, allows qualifying wind farms to reap tax benefits based on […]

ICYMI: Sea power could take wind power’s bragging rights

Today on In Case You Missed It : Nova Innovation is installing the world's first tidal power generators along the coast of Scotland, which are able to produce 100 kilowatts of power each. The UK Carbon Trust estimates the tidal energy market will be worth $165 Billion by 2050. View full post on Wind Power […]

Offshore wind powers ahead as prices drop 30% below nuclear

The cost of offshore wind power in the North Sea is 30% lower than that of new nuclear, writes Kieran Cooke – helped along by low oil and steel prices, reduced maintenance and mass production. By 2030 the sector is expected to supply 7% of Europe's electricity. View full post on Wind Power News

Wild Weather Powers South Australia’s Wind Farms to Milestone

Wind farms supplied more than two thirds of South Australia's electricity at the weekend, with an even bigger contribution on Monday in a sign of the state's growing embrace of clean energy. Wind provided 83 percent of the state's power needs in the 24 hours to 4 p.m. on Monday when turbines helped turn the […]

Wind power’s Wisconsin dry spell may be ending

Today’s Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today’s paper or previous issues. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind Power’s Growth In Texas Triggers Challenge To Renewable Energy Mandates

Energy production in Texas is dominated by oil and gas – but the state also leads the United States in the production of wind power. Some energy analysts suggest that wind power’s success in the Lone Star state has now become its challenge. View full post on Wind Power News

derrick z. jacksonWind power’s future depends on thinking smaller

A large wind turbine, similar to the devices Cape Wind wanted to build, stood next to Hull High School in 2006. At 130 turbines and 468 megawatts – enough to power 200,000 homes – Cape Wind would have been an ocean wind farm on the same scale of those in Europe. View full post on […]

Quebec examining wind power’s future

The government of Quebec says it wants to take another, closer and possibly more lucrative look at the future of wind power. View full post on Wind Power News

Boulder Wind Power’s New DC Generation Systema Increases Turbine System Efficiency Up To 2%

Boulder Wind Power , a developer of advanced permanent magnet generators and full power converter technology for utility-scale wind turbines, today announced an expansion to their product line with the new DC Generation SystemTM. View full post on Wind Power News