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 ...
UK wind power share shows record rise
The United Kingdom wind power production has been enjoying an upward trajectory, and on Tuesday wind power achieved a significant energy production milestone, reported Brooks Hays for UPI. High winds from Hurricane Gonzalo were the force behind wind turbines outproducing nuclear power ...
Innovative pendulum-dynamo for converting tidal energy into electrical power
Okayama University's Shinji Hiejima is looking for industrial partners to commercialize his experimentally proven and patented concept of the Hydro-VENUS system for converting tidal energy into electrical ...
Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers
Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal—and companies that produce cleaner fuels or efficiency technologies—are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed ...
Siemens provides 150 wind turbines for largest Dutch offshore project
The Gemini consortium has signed all construction, operations and financing contracts yesterday with a total construction budget of nearly EUR 3 billion. With more than 20 parties involved 70 percent of this ...
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.
Vibrations reveal state of bridge ropes
The new ResoBridge method has been developed to check bridges during running traffic within one day. It measures the vibrations of the tensioning ropes of externally prestressed concrete bridges. The test ...
EU signals end to high subsidies for renewable energy
The European Commission issued new guidelines Tuesday which could end costly and controversial subsidies for renewable energy, opening the way for state-aid backing of gas or coal-fired electricity generation ...
Intermittence of wind energy hardly affects CO2 emissions in Spain
Researchers at the UPM have found that real contribution to emissions targets is positive even in energy markets with high penetration of wind energy.
Clean energy least costly to power America's electricity needs
It's less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in Springer's Journal of ...
Study shows wind and solar plant benefits vary by location
Google to power Finnish data centre with wind energy
Google said Tuesday it had entered a ten-year deal with a Swedish wind farm developer to power a data centre in Finland.
Philippines approves three new wind farms
The Philippines has approved three wind farm projects that will generate 208 megawatts, enough to power more than 40,000 middle-class homes, an energy official said on Monday.
Morocco to harness the wind in energy hunt
Morocco is ploughing ahead with a programme to boost wind energy production, particularly in the southern Tarfaya region, where Africa's largest wind farm is set to open in 2014.