Wind Power News

Wind power is a form of renewable energy that has its advocates and its critics. Whatever side of the divide you fall into, the Wiser daily wind power email will keep you informed of the latest developments in the industry, as well as analysis and opinion. Electricity is generated by wind primarily through the installation of large turbines that spin when the wind is blowing. It is a renewable source of energy that is impossible to run out of, plus it causes less damage to the environment than fossil fuels. This all makes it a viable form of energy production. Critics point out that wind power is unreliable as the strength of the wind fluctuates, and many people don't like how wind turbines look on the landscape. But wind power is growing with increasing amounts of electricity in the US being produced in this way each year. So the debates are set to continue. And you can stay up-to-date with them all through the Wiser wind power news email. Registering is free so sign up today.

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Energy & Utilities, Energy Efficiency
Electricity revolution could save consumers up to £40bn
BBCRoger Harrabin
Consumers could save billions of pounds thanks to a revolution in the way electricity is made, used and stored, the government has claimed. New rules will make it easier for people to generate their own power with solar panels, store it in...
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Finance, Oceans
World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland
BBCRoger Harrabin
The world's first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines used. The Peterhead wind...
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Electricity Markets, Energy & Utilities
Drop in wind energy costs adds pressure for government rethink
The GuardianAdam Vaughan
Onshore windfarms could be built in the UK for the same cost as new gas power stations and would be nearly half as expensive as the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant, according to a leading engineering consultant. Arup found that the technology...
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Cleantech, Energy & Utilities
A New Grid Security Report, DOE’s Budget Battles, and an App That Fails a Utility Security Test [GTM Squared]
Greentech MediaJeff St. John
Let’s start this recap of the week’s major grid edge-related events by touching on the big story of the Department of Energy’s leaked grid reliability study. You know, the one ordered by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, which everyone assumed was going to...
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Biofuels, Energy & Utilities
REG completes upgrades at German biorefinery
Biofuels DigestHelena Tavares Kennedy
In Germany, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. completed upgrades at their biorefinery in Emden after having invested almost $3 million (€2.5 million) for a new thermal oil heater and a new biodiesel distillation column. Emden is one of their two German biorefineries and...
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Biodiversity, Renewable Energy
These Alaskan Women Are Fighting to Bring Renewable Energy to Tribal Lands
New York MagazineKatie Van Syckle
Globally, women are especially vulnerable to climate change.
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Coal Industry, Electronic Components
German energy company wants to build flow batteries in old natural gas caverns
Ars TechnicaMegan Geuss
A German energy company recently announced that it’s partnering with a university to build a massive flow battery in underground salt caverns that are currently used to store natural gas. The grid-tied battery, the company says, would be able to power Berlin...
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Cleantech, Energy & Utilities
100% Clean, Renewable Energy Is Possible — Setting The Record Straight
CleanTechnicaKarl Burkart
Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating...
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Climate Change, Renewable Energy
Al Gore on what Canadians can do to fight climate change
CBC Radio-CanadaRoxanna Woloshyn
Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore commended Canada for its commitment to the Paris climate accord during a Facebook live Q&A hosted by CBC's Andrew Chang Friday. "Justin Trudeau and the Canadian government [were] really instrumental in getting the Paris agreement ... It...
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