Wind energy shows strong growth in the first quarter of 2017

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Report shows that more wind capacity was added during the first quarter of the year Wind energy has already seen strong growth this year in the United States. A new wind turbine was installed every two and a half hours during the first quarter of 2017, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association. The organization notes that more megawatts worth of wind capacity came online during the first quarter of this year than the first three quarters of 2016 combined. This marks one of the fastest…

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Wind energy has begun to outpace coal in Europe

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European wind energy space continues to show magnificent growth Wind power has gained significant momentum throughout Europe over the past year. In 2016, energy developers in Europe installed more wind turbines than any other form of power, beating out coal in terms of new installed capacity. Many European countries have begun showing favor for wind energy due to the vast potential it holds. These countries have access to strong wind currents that have, until recently, gone unused for the purpose of generating electrical power. Wind capacity grows by 8% in…

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Scotland reaches a new wind energy record

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Wind energy in Scotland continues to break old records Scotland’s wind energy systems have reached a major milestone recently. The country has been investing heavily in the development of new wind farms for some time in an effort to distance itself from fossil-fuels and become more energy independent. Recent political tensions have encouraged a further focus on clean energy, but the Scottish government is also interested in reducing the emissions the country is responsible for and to help the country become more environmentally friendly. Wind turbines generate 74,000 MWh of…

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One of the world’s first offshore wind energy system goes live in the United States

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Offshore wind energy system could provide power to more than 17,000 homes Off the coast of Rhode Island, one of the world’s first offshore wind energy farms has begun operation. Deepwater Wind, which developed the new wind farm, believes that the new offshore system can generate enough electricity to power 17,000 average homes. Jedd Grybowski, CEO of Deepwater Wind, notes that “We see this being a big industry, we see offshore wind producing a lot of energy for the United States, particularly here in the Northeast where the winds are…

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Study predicts wind energy may play a major role in reducing emissions in the UK

New study from the Edinburgh University highlights the emissions reduction capabilities of wind energy A new study from the Edinburgh University suggests that wind energy will play a major role in reducing greenhouse emissions in the United Kingdom. Researchers have found that wind farms throughout the United Kingdom have offset some 36 million tons of carbon emissions over a six year period. This is equivalent to removing 2.3 million vehicles from the road, according to researchers. The study is based on figures from the National Grid, comparing energy production from…

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Accio Energy aims to revolutionize the offshore wind energy space

Start-up develops promising new solution to offshore wind turbines Accio Energy, a start-up based in Michigan, is testing out new offshore wind energy technology that could eventually replace offshore turbines. Offshore wind has been gaining more attention in recent years, largely to the massive energy potential that can be found at sea. One issue with offshore systems, however, is their use of large turbines, which are both difficult and expensive to install. These turbines have shown themselves to be capable of generating large quantities of electrical power, but the logistics…

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Trump decries offshore wind energy systems in the United Kingdom

Trump is calling on British officials to fight against offshore wind energy President-elect Donald Trump is pressuring British officials to fight against offshore wind energy systems being developed in Britain. In the past, Trump has fought against offshore wind energy, hoping to close down a project being developed in Scotland. The case made its way to Britain’s highest court, with Trump arguing that the offshore project disrupts the view of one of his gold courses in Aberdeenshire. Now, Trump is calling upon Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom’s Independence…

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Wind energy market begins to show more promise

Wind power has had trouble finding a foothold in Ohio Wind energy develop is expected to pick up in Ohio, following a time where wind power projects have come to a standstill. The American Wind Energy Association notes that there are challenges that wind power faces in Ohio that are somewhat unique to the state. Some of these challenges have to do with state policy, which shows favor for more conventional forms of electrical power. Another issue that has hindered the growth of wind energy is the fact that the…

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Acciona aims to expand Spain’s wind energy market

Pamplona could become a leader in Spain’s wind energy market A Spanish town named Pamplona could soon become one of the country’s greatest wind energy producers. The town has long been a tourist attraction for the famous running of the bulls event. Every year, people throughout the world flock to Pamlona to witness or participate in this event. Soon, The town may be better known for its use of wind energy rather than just its bulls. An energy company called Acciona has big plans for wind energy and believes that…

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First offshore wind energy project in the US on track to generate electricity

Progress on first US offshore wind energy system is being made The first offshore wind energy system in the United States is on track to begin generating electricity. The wind farm is being built by Deepwater Wind and is taking form off the coast of Rhode Island. Offshore wind farms have faced opposition in the United States in the past. Many have questioned the environmental impact of these energy projects, expressing concern that offshore wind turbines could damage marine life. In recent years, however, offshore wind has gathered significant support,…

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2016 Edition of Global Maglev Wind Turbine Market Report With Focus on China – Forecast To 2021: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Global Maglev Wind Turbine Market Report: 2016 Edition” to its database. Gen’s report, ‘Global Maglev Wind Turbine Market Report: 2016 Edition’ provides detailed market and segment level data on the Global and Chinese consumption of Maglev Wind Turbine. The report provides historic, forecast and growth patterns by company, country and type/application from 2016 to 2021. This report delivers an extensive overview of Global Maglev Wind Turbine industry with a focus on China. It also acts as an essential tool to companies active across…

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Offshore wind energy systems could harm tourism in North Carolina

Study highlights the potentially detrimental impact offshore wind farms could have on tourism A new study from the North Carolina State University has found that offshore wind energy systems could have economic benefits for those living in the state. These wind farms could also affect the tourism industry, as the study found that nearly half of those vacationing in the state claimed that they would not rent the same beach house if they could see wind turbines from these properties. Even if these vacationers were offered a 25% discount on…

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Australian researchers granted funding to study the effects of wind farms on human health

New studies seek to determine if “wind turbine sickness” exists. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia’s leading medical funding body, has awarded a total of $3.3 million to two researchers who will investigate whether the proximity to wind turbines causes harmful health effects in humans. Additional research was recommended after a year-long study into “wind turbine sickness” by the NHMRC found that there was no direct evidence that showed exposure to noise from wind farms affects mental or physical health. Residents who live close to turbines have…

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New discovery may help prevent bat deaths related to wind turbines

Chemical fingerprints could help scientists track the animal’s origins. Wind energy is rapidly growing across America and while more wind turbines popping up on the landscape may be a plus for the country’s renewable energy efforts, for certain animals, like birds and bats, more turbines means a greater risk of death. In fact, for certain species of bats, deaths related to these giant wind apparatuses are so high that conservationists are worried about the species extinction. In an effort to help conserve the animals, researchers may have found a way…

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Cost of offshore wind energy projects set to fall over the next 10 years

Study shows that wind energy is becoming more affordable The University of Delaware has released a new study that highlights the cost of developing offshore wind energy projects. The study suggests that the cost of this projects will drop substantially over the next decade, making it easier for such projects to take form. Offshore wind projects are becoming more popular in the United States because of their potential to produce large quantities of electrical power. These projects take advantage of the strong wind currents that can be found at sea,…

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Wyoming to be home to massive wind energy project

Federal agency notes that wind project has reached a major milestone The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has announced that the largest proposed wind energy system in the country has reached a major milestone. The project is set to take form in Wyoming and is expected to create as much as 1,000 jobs at the peak of its construction. Once operational, the wind project is expected to generate as much as 3,000 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power approximately 1 million average homes. Project to have 1,000 wind…

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