New wind turbines expected to double power capacity

The energy transition needs technical development and, as Jillian Ambrose writes in The Telegraph, the expectations are that wind turbines are going to be increasingly larger and more powerful. Britain's wind turbines catch breeze of a rising industry The sound made by 100 tonnes of steel and carbon fibre rotating 400 feet overhead is surprisingly … Continue reading New wind turbines expected to double power capacity

Innovative use of wind power

Ian Johnston writes in The Independent about how streetlights may be fitted with small wind turbines in Britain. Do you know of other such innovative uses of renewable energy technologies?   Renewable energy companies are fitting wind turbines to lampposts to make electricity Millions of lampposts could be fitted with wind turbines connected directly into … Continue reading Innovative use of wind power

European offshore wind farms are undergoing a boom

The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive with turbines being installed from the Irish to the Baltic Seas. Christian Schwägerl for Environment 360 writes in The Guardian about latest developments.   Europe's offshore wind industry booming as costs fall On a sunny October … Continue reading European offshore wind farms are undergoing a boom

Nestlé joins other major companies to invest in sustainable energy

Corporations investing in sustainable energy is no longer a PR exercise as it may have been a decade or so ago. It is now showing that the renewable energy sector is mainstream. Pilita Clark writes a good column in the Financial Times about a major investment in wind power by the world's leading nutrition, health … Continue reading Nestlé joins other major companies to invest in sustainable energy

China powers ahead in wind turbine industry

The global wind turbine industry has been dominated by the Danish firm Vestas for many years. Pilita writes in the Financial Times that a Chinese company, Goldwind has now overtaken Vestas to be the global leader.   China’s Goldwind becomes world’s largest wind turbine maker A Chinese company has become the world’s biggest wind turbine … Continue reading China powers ahead in wind turbine industry

China overtakes Europe for installed wind power capacity

This week we have another post on the quality of China’s energy data. Our inclination is that this post by Lucy Hornby in the Financial Times is giving us the right data, and it is good news.   China breezes past EU as top wind power China has overtaken the EU to become the world’s … Continue reading China overtakes Europe for installed wind power capacity

Innovative financing for the deployment of wind turbines

There are companies in the US now applying the rooftop solar model to wind by installing and maintaining systems at little to no upfront cost to the customer. Diane Cardwell writes in the New York Times about latest developments.   Wind Power Spreads Through Turbines for Lease Three years ago, Ed Doody and his brothers, … Continue reading Innovative financing for the deployment of wind turbines

Reducing the number of bird deaths by wind turbines

We regularly hear about how the bird population is adversely affected by wind turbines. Joby Warrick writes in the Washington Post about a new study that offers hope for a peaceful co-existence.   The surprising way that birds and wind turbines can coexist It has long been the tarnish on one of the cleanest forms … Continue reading Reducing the number of bird deaths by wind turbines

Wind energy to power entire Dutch train system by 2018

Darwin Malicdem writes on the International Business Times website about recent developments in The Netherlands to power its rail system with wind energy. This is definitely a welcome development.   Dutch rail network set to run entirely on wind energy by 2018 Under a new green energy contract, about half of the electric trains will … Continue reading Wind energy to power entire Dutch train system by 2018