Posts Tagged ‘winds’

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 […]

Wyoming winds up with $4.4M from wind production taxes

More than $4.4 million was generated from taxes on wind production across Wyoming in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue. Albany, Carbon, Converse, Laramie, Natrona and Uinta counties share in $2.7 million, with the state’s portion of the revenue at slightly more than $1.7 million. View full post on Wind […]

Analysis: Wind’s role in Vermont’s energy future

A combination of factors — the end of federal stimulus money, uncertain reauthorization of federal incentives, difficulties in connecting to the grid, competition with solar and local opposition — have shelved at least two projects and left three others lying dormant. View full post on Wind Power News

Chairman Nelson Cannot Ignore Texas Wind’s Benefits and Condemn Its Cost

Earlier this month, Texas Public Utility Commission chairwoman Donna Nelson called for the federal government to end its renewable energy tax credit for Texas wind and for the end of state policies that have resulted in Texas’ clean energy economy boon. View full post on Wind Power News