28 Jan '15, 5pm

Wind power holds the most promise to make a significant impact on reducing carbon output #windturbine

Of all renewable energies, wind power holds the most promise to make a significant impact on reducing carbon output. The UK is the windiest area of Europe. Commercial windpower, produced by turbines rated at between 1 – 2.5 MW, currently accounts for around 5 GW onshore and 2.5 GW offshore capacity in the UK (2012). The Sustainable Development Commission further estimates that a combination of onshore and offshore generation could theoretically produce a ‘practical’ maximum of 150,000 gigawatt hours. This figure is just less than half the 345,000 gigawatt hours consumed in the UK in 2005. Whereas the dynamics of wind power generation are reasonably transparent at the large commercial scale, the same cannot be said for the domestic scale. The current market is marked by turbine performance claims and counter-claims. Most of the take-up of this generation of turbines has bee...

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China Dominates the World of Wind, but the U.S. Wind Energy Market Rebounds

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spectrum.ieee.org 26 Jan '15, 9pm

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Gamesa awarded contract for Brazilian wind farms

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#Tech Japan Postpones Output Restriction for Re...

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Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issued ministerial orders and announcements related to the revision...

India Plans 100 GW Wind Energy Capacity By 2022

India Plans 100 GW Wind Energy Capacity By 2022

cleantechnica.com 26 Jan '15, 4am

The Indian government has already announced and started working on the revised national solar mission. As per the revised ...

Record-breaking January for UK wind energy

renewableenergyfocus.com 02 Feb '15, 8pm

New official figures from National Grid for January show that wind energy in the UK broke new records for weekly, monthly ...

Another milestone for renewables as @VattenfallGroup brings Scottish wind farm online

Another milestone for renewables as @Vattenfall...

businessgreen.com 26 Jan '15, 11am

Vattenfall has produced its first power from a £62m wind farm in north east Scotland, which is expected to produce enough ...

U.S. Wind Power Installations Swelled Sixfold i...

renewableenergyworld.com 23 Jan '15, 6pm

The U.S. added 4.7 gigawatts of new onshore wind capacity in 2014 compared with 764 megawatts a year earlier, largely due ...

First Autonomous Public Lighting System That Ru...

cleantechnica.com 25 Jan '15, 4pm

The prototype is 10-meters high and is fitted with a solar panel, a wind turbine and a battery. The turbine runs at a spee...

U.S. Wind Power Installations Swelled Sixfold i...

renewableenergyworld.com 23 Jan '15, 7pm

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Analysis: Israel's plans to tap into wind power take shape: ISRAEL: Following years with its capacity stalled

Analysis: Israel's plans to tap into wind power...

windpowermonthly.com 30 Jan '15, 10am

According to Gadi Hareli, CEO of the Israeli Wind Energy Association, this is a result of measures taken over the last fou...

China's wind power capacity now bigger than UK's total electricity supply

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businessgreen.com 23 Jan '15, 12pm

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Let’s get real about cute little wind turbines, they are just green bling.

Let’s get real about cute little wind turbines,...

treehugger.com 16 Jan '15, 9pm

I used to write a lot about wind turbines on TreeHugger. I would go to the trade shows and listen to the spiels and come a...