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How to harness the wind

With the abundance of wind in the Great North, one might think that harnessing it would be a breeze. But that isn't the case. Fortunately, a Ryerson researcher has found a way to address the major challenges ...

dateJan 30, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Wind farms: A danger to ultra-light aircraft?

Airfields for ultra-light aircraft are typically constructed on level ground – and so are wind farms. However, do wind power plantsgenerate turbulence that could endanger lightweight planes? A simulation ...

dateAug 03, 2012 in Engineering
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U.S. clears path for offshore wind farms

Wind farms could soon be on the horizon for much of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coast, both figuratively and literally. The Interior Department has completed a study examining how offshore wind development would affect the region, ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Toward a networked energy future

February 1, 2050, is a good day for German electricity consumers. The breeze off the north coast is blowing so strongly that offshore wind farms and the wind turbines on land are running non-stop. Since it's ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Renewable energy needs more community power

An analysis of wind farm applications in England shows that rejection of wind energy projects is connected to areas with high political engagement and high life expectancy. The current trend shows that many technically suitable ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Wind farms get pass on eagle deaths

It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom: Spinning turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year.

dateMay 14, 2013 in Ecology
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