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

UK is leader in offshore wind power

Renewable Energy Focus reports that a new study by GlobalData shows the UK remaining the top offshore wind power market through until 2025. Importantly, the UK accounted for an impressive 51.3% share of global offshore capacity in 2014.   UK to remain top offshore wind power market by 2025, with capacity exceeding 23 Gigawatts, says … Continue reading UK is leader in offshore wind power

Obama’s Clean Power Plan good for renewable energy

Every day we are reading more on the impact of Obama’s recently announced Clean Power Plan. Chris Mooney provides a good article in the Washington Post about the impact on the wind industry.   The boom in wind energy couldn’t be coming at a better time The Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, released last week, … Continue reading Obama’s Clean Power Plan good for renewable energy

Potential effects of low frequency noises from wind turbine blades

Sarah Knapton, Science Editor of the Daily Telegraph writes about new research showing that low frequency noises from turbine blades can be picked up and can trigger a part of the brain linked to emotions.   Wind turbines may trigger danger response in brain Living near a wind turbine could harm emotional wellbeing after scientists … Continue reading Potential effects of low frequency noises from wind turbine blades