Posts Tagged ‘winds’

Bad news for wind power: globally, winds are slowing

Near-surface wind speeds over landmasses across the planet have dropped by as much as 25% since the 1970s, and climate scientists are taking note. Michael Lucy reports. View full post on Wind Power News

Winds have generated power for centuries | Brief letters

Walsall’s heyday | Wind power | Elon Musk’s Hyperloop | Today programme | Worst deal ever “Walsall was never a pretty town”, according to Roy Boffy (Letters, 16 October); this may be true now but has not always been the case. Its handsome villas and public buildings were remarked on in 1834 by William White […]

Good winds blowing from Brazil: Atlantic Renewable Energies is…

CURITIBA, Brazil, Aug. 10, 2017 : With wind projects in four different Brazilian states , Atlantic Renewable Energies stands out among companies in the wind power sector as an enterprise whose foundations are inseparable from the business strategy comprising its sustainable core: environmental concern, corporate governance, health and safety. The company invests on sustainable development, […]

Winds of change: gusts across Europe help set renewable power record

Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever The windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power. Related: ‘Spectacular’ drop in renewable energy costs leads to record […]

Winds of change

The Institute hosted a discussion about wind farms, home wind turbines, and the future of clean energy Tuesday night at the Eddy Pub, where guest speaker Kevin Long, an employee of Buckner Cos., spoke about helping construct the 104-turbine Amazon Wind Farm in Elizabeth City – the first of its kind in North Carolina. The project, […]

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 […]

Don’t Worry About Coal Shutdowns, Texas — Wind’s Got This

Texas stands to lose 6 gigawatts of coal-fired electricity generation, enough to supply as many as 3 million homes. And the power market may not even flinch. View full post on Wind Power News

Winds of change affect developers of wind energy systems

Rex Savage of Florence didn't intend to be a trailblazer, but such is the fate of those who go first, as he did when he embarked on a quest to see a wind farm built in the county. View full post on Wind Power News

Low Winds In America Cut Wind Power Output

In spite of a rapid pace in new wind farm construction wind electric power output dropped 4.2% in the first 5 months of 2015 as compared to a year earlier. The drop was most severe in the West. View full post on Wind Power News

Winds of change as Ethiopia harnesses ecofriendly power

The wind blows hard over Adama, a range of rocky hills in Ethiopia’s highlands that provide the perfect location for one of the continent’s largest wind farms. “In February, during the dry season, it is even difficult to stand here,” said Solomon Yismaw, the engineer in charge of 102 Chinese-built turbines each rising 70 meters […]