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Denmark Just Broke The World Record For Wind Energy

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

For the second year in a row, Denmark is the most wind-powered country in world history, Danish officials announced this weekend. The Scandinavian co...

American wind power sees long-term stability while hitting 70 GW milestone

Tom Kiernan | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Tom Kiernan

American wind power now has its longest policy certainty in decades just as it reaches new heights, surpassing 70 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity in the U.S. This can provide enough energy in one year to light up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree for over 440,000 years.

It's Prime Time For Ohio To Embrace Better Wind Energy Policies

Henry Henderson | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Henry Henderson

Any legislative roadblock that makes it harder for business to operate in the state will have harmful long-term effects for Ohio's economy and environment. Until Ohio fixes this flawed law, the state will have to sit on the sidelines while others it by.

Planning an Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.23.2015 | HuffPost Home
Nathaniel Sillin

If you're a homeowner considering options in solar, wind, geothermal or other renewable energy technology, here are a few questions to address before making a decision:

Leadership Makes a Difference On Climate -- Especially This Week

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

China President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis both made history this week with bold actions on climate change, showing the kind of leadership required to tackle this tough challenge.

How Hawaii Could Finally Make Floating Wind Farms A Reality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green

The picturesque waters of Hawaii could soon be home to the country's first floating wind farm. During the Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy...

Report: Wind Power Could Be Coming To All 50 States

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green

The United States might just be on the verge of a wind power revolution. Or, at least, the newest generation of wind turbines, featuring taller tow...

CBF Goes Off the Power and Water Grid. Will You?

William C. Baker | Posted 05.19.2016 | DC
William C. Baker

Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation "unplugged" the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy.

Eye of the Beholder

William S. Becker | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

Conservative members of the Nebraska State Senate staged a filibuster this week to block a bill that would have offered $75 million in tax credits for wind farm development over the next decade. One of the filibustering senators argued that wind turbines are an eyesore that should not be subsidized by government.

Flying Wind Turbine Delivers Power to Remote Areas

XPRIZE | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...