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Flying Wind Turbine Delivers Power to Remote Areas

XPRIZE | Posted 03.13.2015 | Green

Altaeros Energies' Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT) is designed to go where no wind turbine has gone before: up to 2,000 feet in the air, where it can capture steady winds, turn them into electricity, and transmit power to the ground.

Kate Sheppard

Scott Walker's Budget Includes $250,000 To Study 'Wind Energy System-Related Health Issues' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

The two-year, $68 billion budget proposal Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled Tuesday includes a request for $250,000 to study the health impacts of...

One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

Instead of Banning 'Inversion,' Try This

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

The aim should be to help streamline and detoxify our tax system, encourage economic growth and at least mildly mitigate the growth of a permanent plutocracy based on inheritance.

Wind Farm Health Impacts Dismissed in Court

Mike Barnard | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Mike Barnard

The evidence is in. Despite the disinformation campaign by anti-wind advocates, the courts have ruled that wind farms do not cause health impacts.

Musician Recreates Famous Waltz With The Sounds Of Wind Power

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green

In a new mini-documentary by Siemens, musician Will Bates harnesses the sounds of wind power in Iowa to recreate Strauss' "Blue Danube." Partnered wit...

Feds Nix Eagle Penalties For California Wind Farm

AP | By SCOTT SMITH | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run int...

WATCH: Wind Power Is Looking Up. Way, Way Up.

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a ... high-altitude flying wind turbine. A company by the name of Altaeros Energies, borne from the labs at MIT, is...

Wind Turbine Maker To Close East Coast Plant

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Green

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa says it will close its western Pennsylvania plant and eliminate the 62 remaining ...

Study: Wind Turbines DON'T Have Negative Effect On Property Values

AP | Posted 02.23.2014 | Green

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A University of Rhode Island study has found that wind turbine construction and operation doesn't appear to have a nega...

Why Wind Is Providing Hope, Opportunity and a Healthier Environment

Sam Branson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Sam Branson

Upwards of 1.3 billion people across the globe currently lack access to affordable and reliable electricity. Something we take for granted is missing from their lives, with dramatic consequences for human health, education, and economic well-being.

Kate Sheppard

Power Company's Guilty Plea Nets Big Fine For Bird-Killing Wind Turbines | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Duke Energy's renewables division will pay $1 million in fines and restitution for unlawfully killing golden eagles and other threaten...

Wind Energy Threat to Birds Is Overblown

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

There's no getting around the fact that we have to wean the world off fossil fuels as soon as possible, and one of the answers, my friend, is blowing in the wind.

$120 Million Wind Project Scrapped

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Norwegian company Statoil announced on Tuesday that it was abandoning a proposed $120 million wind project off the coast of Ma...

Vestas Receives Largest Order Since 2010

The Greeley Tribune | | Posted 11.26.2013 | Denver

Vestas has landed its largest order globally in three years one of the largest so far in the United States. Duke Energy Renewables out of Texas place...

Lydia O'Connor

Wind Industry Responds To Troubling Report On Eagle Deaths | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

Wind energy proponents are hoping people will look more broadly at the issue and more closely at the reported numbers of a recent U.S. Fish and Wildli...

BUSTED: The Big Myth About Home Values And Wind Farms

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.07.2013 | HuffPost Home

There tends to be two very distinct reactions to wind farms: Applause from those who are for renewable energy, and screaming from climate change-denie...

GE's New Wind Turbines Have A Nifty Little Trick

Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: I have something to confess. I am a huge fan of renewable energy, but I never paid much attention to sci...

The Windmills of Mason County -- Blight or Art?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Three-and-a-half years ago I burst into tears when I read online that a Scandinavian company was fixing to put 200 windmills in Lake Michigan -- right in the lake, and fully visible from the sandy beaches of my Michigan childhood.

Vestas, GE Seek Domestic Wind Power Projects

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Denver

Orders for wind turbines for Vestas have ramped up worldwide, but projects in the United States are still relatively flat. But officials at Vestas an...

Next Generation Wind Energy

David Mager | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
David Mager

Wind is the fastest growing energy resource in the world -- faster than oil and coal which are non-renewable and contribute to climate change. Why?

PHOTO: U.S. Gets Its First Floating Wind Turbine

Posted 06.04.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: The first floating wind turbine in U.S. history went upright and onto the water in Brewer, Maine, on Friday, on it...

Vestas Unleashes Longest Blade Made In U.S. To Revive Wind Market

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 07.31.2013 | Denver

BRIGHTON -- A pouring rainstorm on Wednesday morning stole the thunder from a milestone in the American wind industry. Gushing officials from Vestas ...

Iowa Energy Giant Announces Major Wind Farm Project

AP | By CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's largest energy company announced plans Wednesday to spend $1.9 billion to install hundreds of wind turbines by the en...

Vestas' Struggles Continue, More Layoffs To Come

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 07.09.2013 | Denver

Vestas Wind Systems continued to see a bunch of negatives in its financial condition this quarter. In all, the struggling Danish company with four ma...