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It’s 2018. Here’s What To Expect From Trump On ‘Energy Dominance’ This Year

President Donald Trump made “energy dominance” a key part of his economic growth strategy, a plan that includes cutting regulations and taxes seen as burdening industries. Federal agencies have already rolled back major energy regulations and, with the help of Congress, repealed others through the Congressional Review Act. View full post on Wind Power News

Is this the future? Dutch plan vast windfarm island in North Sea

Advanced plans by Dutch power grid aims to build power hub possibly at Dogger Bank whose scale would dwarf current offshore sites Britain’s homes could be lit and powered by windfarms surrounding an artificial island deep out in the North Sea, under advanced plans by a Dutch energy network. The radical proposal envisages an island […]

Country diary: in Richard I’s day this field was a hi-tech hub

Rockingham Forest, Northamptonshire Grass-covered earthworks are all that remain of an abbey that built one of England’s first windmills Patches of snow persist in the most sheltered spots alongside Harpers Brook, the pasture dense with a complexity of mounds and earthworks that hints at a significant history. The sloping field by the grey limestone edifices […]

This is what America’s eco city of the future looks like

Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists When the caller said he worked for Harry Reid and the former Senate majority leader wanted a word, Dale Ross assumed it was a joke. “OK, which of […]

India Plans Auctions for 4 Gigawatts of Wind Power This Fiscal Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is seeking to step up the pace of auctioning power-purchase contracts for wind-energy plants, building on a contest that reaped record-low prices for solar farms earlier this month. The government plans to offer deals covering almost 4 gigawatts of wind capacity in the current fiscal year ending March 2018 in addition […]

This giant offshore wind farm will be the largest in the U.S.

The 90-megawatt project planned near Long Island, New York, would be only the second offshore wind farm to operate in the country, which lags way behind Europe and China when it comes to wind power. The wind farm cleared a major hurdle on Wednesday after Long Island's public utility unanimously approved a long-term contract to […]

This startup’s wind generator flaps its wings like a hummingbird

Small wind power seems like a great idea for a home or business until you learn the facts about how much more efficient, both cost- and energy-wise, large conventional wind turbines are. For certain situations, notably off-grid and rural locations with adequate wind speeds, small wind generators on tall masts can be a good option, […]

‘This is possible. We did it’: the week Portugal ran on renewables

Campaigners say the 107 hours when the country was powered by wind, sun and water show they can replace fossil fuels If you can keep your gaze off the hilltops, imagine away the pylons and forget the occasional tractor of an uncertain vintage coughing along the narrow roads, little appears to have changed in the […]

Winds of change: First offshore wind farm in U.S. is scheduled to open this month

The first offshore wind farm in the United States is scheduled to begin operations this month off the coast of Rhode Island – a small but notable step forward, given that other offshore projects have run into stiff headwinds this side of the Atlantic. The five turbines that make up the Block Island Wind Farm […]

The U.S.’s First Offshore Wind Farm is Scheduled to Open This Month

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