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Understanding public reaction to wind farms

Understanding public reaction to wind farms

It has been an on-going debate for many years. Many in the public do not like the visual effects of on-shore wind farms. Jeremy Firestone, Professor, and Director of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration (CCPI) at the University of Delaware together with Ben Hoen and Joseph Rand of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, write … Continue reading

New floating windfarm coming to Scotland

New floating windfarm coming to Scotland

While Scotland’s offshore fossil fuel industry is having major problems due to low reserves and poor oil prices, its renewable energy industry continues to push forward. Ian Johnston writes in The Independent about the world’s largest floating windfarm to be built off the north-east coast of Scotland.   ‘World’s largest floating windfarm’ to be built … Continue reading

Impact of the energy transition in Wyoming

Impact of the energy transition in Wyoming

When a country or a region has been highly dependent on fossil fuel industries as a major economic driver, it is difficult to evolve into a sustainable energy approach. But, as we know, it is necessary and, really, essential if we are to achieve a low carbon transition. Coral Davenport writes a good post in … Continue reading

New approach to offshore windfarms

New approach to offshore windfarms

Matt Mace wrote in The Guardian about an important new pilot project in Scotland – a windfarm that floats. The owner is hoping that this will be a new, significant and increasingly competitive renewable energy source.   World’s largest floating windfarm gets green light in Scotland The Scottish government has granted consent for the world’s … Continue reading

Larger wind turbines being deployed in US

Larger wind turbines being deployed in US

Chris Mooney writes a good article in the Washington Post about how costs for wind technology have dropped significantly thus increasing the potential benefits. To take advantage of the growing potential, the size of wind turbines in the US is increasing.   Wind turbines are huge, but they’re about to get way, way bigger In … Continue reading