Wind energy makes progress in Ohio

Ohio is becoming a bastion for wind energy Wind energy is making promising progress in Ohio. A new report from the American Wind Energy Association shows that wind energy investments have been growing steadily in the state since 2008. These investments have helped bring many wind projects to life, increasing the electrical power generated from wind significantly over the past few years. The growth of wind energy has brought benefits to the state’s economy through the creation of new jobs and the reduced consumption of fossil-fuels. Investments are on the…

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Google continues to embrace renewable energy

Renewable energy continues to attract Google’s support Google has been an advocate for renewable energy for several years. The company has made major strides in embracing clean power and has even devoted significant sums of money to the development of renewable energy projects in the U.S. While Google is often considered a leader in the clean energy space, as far as businesses adoption is concerned, the company is often on the lookout for ways to reduce its use of fossil-fuels in order to become more environmentally friendly. Google to purchase…

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Wind energy shows strong growth in the US

Wind energy accounted for majority of new electricity generation in 2012 Wind energy became the leading source of new electricity generation in the U.S. in 2012, according to a new report from the Department of Energy. The report highlights the strong growth that the wind energy sector has seen over the past year. Much of this growth has been supported by the Production Tax Credit, an initiative that provides financial support to various wind projects throughout the country. 2012 marks the first time in U.S. history that wind energy has…

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GE to deliver turbines to wind energy system in Australia

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Wind energy system to take advantage of GE turbines An ambitious wind energy project supported by both Australia and New Zealand is set to receive 58 new turbines that have been developed by General Electric. These turbines are part of the company’s “Brilliant” line and boast of better performance and higher durability than conventional wind energy technologies. The turbines are being delivered to the Boco Rock Wind Farm located in New South Wales, Australia. The Brilliant wind turbines are expected to make the Boco Rock Wind Farm one of the…

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Siemens wins major wind energy contract in the US

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Siemens tapped to build large wind energy system Siemens, a leading engineering and electronics company, has been awarded a contract to build the largest wind energy system in the U.S. The company has extensive experience in the wind energy sector and is responsible for many of the wind turbines that make up clean energy systems around the world. The contract for the new wind energy system was awarded to Siemens by the National Nuclear Security Administration, which has been showing strong interest in renewable energy for some time. Pantex wind…

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General Electric to test new wind energy system in the Netherlands

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GE aims to make wind energy more efficient General Electric has taken a strong interest in renewable energy, specifically wind energy. The company has been developing wind turbines in order to tap into the burgeoning wind energy market. Thus far, General Electric has found significant success in this endeavor and the company’s technologies have aided the expansion of the adoption of wind energy around the world. Now, General Electric has announced that it will begin testing a new prototype wind turbine, which it is calling the world’s most efficient wind…

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Wind energy helps Denmark reach major milestone

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Denmark makes significant progress toward sustainability with the help of wind energy Denmark is quickly becoming a strong example of the benefits of renewable energy. Like some other European countries, Denmark has been embracing renewable energy more readily than those outside of Europe. Thus far, wind energy has been the most prominent form of renewable power that the country has come to advocate, and Denmark has made significant progress in its use of wind energy over the past few years. Now, Denmark has reached a major renewable energy milestone, but…

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Wind energy outpacing natural gas in the US

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Wind energy trumps natural gas and coal The U.S. has been showing strong support for natural gas over the past year. The country has been working on tapping into its own natural gas resources in order to break away from foreign sources of energy. Natural gas is not the only thing that has the interest of the country, however, as the government has also been focusing on wind energy. Indeed, the country’s focus on wind energy is so strong that wind generation may outpace natural gas this year. Analysts highlight…

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Atmospheric Vortex Engines brings a positive spin to tornados

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Atmospheric Vortex Engine harnesses the power of strong natural disasters Tornados are not typically something that can be considered a positive thing. These natural disasters often leave devastation in their wake, but they do have enormous potential when it comes to wind energy. Breakout Labs, a subsidiary of the Thiel Foundation, believes that tornados can actually be a beneficial event and has been working to develop technology that can harness the power of these natural disasters for good rather than for destruction. Breakout Labs has created what it calls the…

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World’s first floating wind turbine being tested off the coast of Maine

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Floating wind turbine testing begins The world’s first floating wind turbine is now being tested in the U.S. Engineers from the University of Maine are in charge of testing the new wind turbine, which will harness wind streams off the coast of Maine. The turbine is a new development for offshore wind. Typically, turbines that are used for offshore wind farms must be built or otherwise tethered to the ocean floor. The new floating wind turbine requires no such connection, which may make it more environmentally friendly than its conventional…

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American Wind Energy Association proposes to phase out Production Tax Credit

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American Wind Energy Association aims to get rid of the Production Tax Credit, eventually The U.S. has shown strong support for wind energy over the past several years, but the country is currently debating the justification for extending the Production Tax Credit, which provides wind energy companies and their assorted projects with tax breaks. The American Wind Energy Association is a strong supporter of the Production Tax Credit, but the organization is well aware of the financial implications of the country’s continued support of wind energy. The organization has proposed…

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Wind energy transportation problem may soon be solved

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University of Houston wins new funding for energy transportation project Researchers from the University of Houston in Texas have won more funding for an ambitious wind energy project that is purported to cost some $4 million. The project is certainly ambitious, as researchers claim that it will solve a key problem that has been plaguing wind energy for several years. This problem involved energy transportation and how this transportation is often disrupted by the magnetic field that it produced by wind turbines. New funding for the project has come from…

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Offshore wind energy may benefit sea life

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Offshore wind energy may not be as damaging to the ocean as believed Offshore wind energy is becoming more popular, especially in countries that have access to large swaths of ocean, but this form of wind power is not without its opponents. Advocates of offshore wind energy systems often cite the economic advantages of such endeavors, but some environmentalists have shown concern for the damage these systems may cause to ocean-based ecosystems. Offshore wind turbines must be built in these ecosystems in order to exploit powerful wind streams that hold…

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General Electric developing new wind turbines blades made out of fabric

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General Electric seeks to address issues concerning wind energy costs General Electric has been seeing a great deal of activity in the wind energy sector lately. Wind energy has become a strong focus for the technology company, especially as emerging markets around the world begin to take interest in alternative energy. Though alternative energy is becoming more viable for these countries, many are still wary of breaking away from fossil-fuels because of the high cost associated with sustainable forms of power. General Electric has been working on a solution that…

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Ming Yang Wind Power to enter into Indian wind energy sector

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Ming Yang Wind Power announces plans to develop new wind energy projects in India The economy of India is growing quickly and the country has been investing heavily in alternative energy. India’s interest in alternative energy has caught the attention of China, which is looking into breaking into the country’s burgeoning wind energy sector. Ming Yang Wind Power has announced that it is in the planning phase for new wind energy projects in India. The company is receiving backing from China Development Bank to develop these projects and see them…

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Gamesa pens deal to provide turbines to Italian wind farm

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Gamesa to bring new wind turbines to Italian wind farm Gamesa, a leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has finalized a deal with Italy’s Eolica Erichie to provide the wind turbines needed for a new wind farm that is taking root in the country. Wind energy has become a popular option in Italy, primarily due to the economic potential of renewable power. The country is one of the hardest hit by the European financial crisis and the government has been looking for ways to bolster the economy and find some semblance…

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