wind energy

UK Wind Farms Paid Millions Per Day NOT to Run Turbines

UK Wind Farms Paid Millions Per Day NOT to Run Turbines

Last week, millions of pounds in "constraint payments" were paid to wind energy farms to not run their turbines.
Germany to Offer 'Hush Money' to People Forced to Live by Wind Farms

Germany to Offer 'Hush Money' to People Forced to Live by Wind Farms

The government of Germany will consider a proposal by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to pay citizens money who are forced to live next to wind turbines.
The World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Is Here

The World's Largest Floating Wind Farm Is Here

This is the second day of the new decade, and the world’s largest floating wind farm is already doing its damn thing and generating electricity. Read more...
Power Cuts Are Plaguing Southern Africa. The Region Needs Renewable Energy.

Power Cuts Are Plaguing Southern Africa. The Region Needs Renewable Energy.

Zimbabwe and its richer neighbor South Africa are in the throes of an electricity crisis. Alternative sources of energy are the solution.
Earth's winds have picked up again, after years of slowing

Earth's winds have picked up again, after years of slowing

The wind picked up. After Earth’s average surface winds speeds steadily declined for three straight decades beginning in the late 1970s, new research published Monday in the journal Nature Climate
How wind power developers are losing out to red tape in India

How wind power developers are losing out to red tape in India

For two years since the auctions, UPPCL didn't meet procedural requirements.
Castro wants to “phase out” nuclear energy

Castro wants to “phase out” nuclear energy

Not getting the message The post Castro wants to “phase out” nuclear energy appeared first on Hot Air.
IKEA is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy infrastructure

IKEA is investing $2.8 billion in renewable energy infrastructure

The world's largest furniture manufacturer is going off grid.
Wind energy’s dirty (not so little) secret

Wind energy’s dirty (not so little) secret

Leave the turbine blades, take the cannoli The post Wind energy’s dirty (not so little) secret appeared first on Hot Air.
Europe’s free land could house enough wind turbines to power the world

Europe’s free land could house enough wind turbines to power the world

Think wind turbines aren't a realistic means of powering the world? An international team of researchers have worked out that there is enough available land in Europe to do the job.
Making coal pricier is a cheaper way to cut Indian emissions than pushing renewables
Cleaning up its coal power plants will cost India $10 billion—but who will pay?

Cleaning up its coal power plants will cost India $10 billion—but who will pay?

Consumers may have to pay 9-21% higher tariffs, to foot the bill.
Berkeley somehow bans natural gas

Berkeley somehow bans natural gas

All new apartments will be heated with unicorn farts The post Berkeley somehow bans natural gas appeared first on Hot Air.
Renewable energy firms are knocking on all doors to rein in one of India’s youngest chief ministers

Renewable energy firms are knocking on all doors to rein in one of India’s youngest chief ministers

The battle may widen the gap between India’s capacity and its national target for 2022.

Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack

Tesla has launched a new utility-scale energy storage product called Megapack modeled after the giant battery system it deployed in South Australia as the company seeks to provide an alternative to
New York dives into the black hole of wind turbine energy

New York dives into the black hole of wind turbine energy

Half the power, triple the cost The post New York dives into the black hole of wind turbine energy appeared first on Hot Air.

Scotland generated enough wind energy to power its homes twice

It's no secret Scotland has a lot of wind farms, but it's now clear just how much electricity those turbines can produce. Data from WeatherEnergy shows that Scottish wind turbines generated just over
A southern state has dealt India’s renewable energy industry a fresh blow

A southern state has dealt India’s renewable energy industry a fresh blow

"Andhra Pradesh is a new state...It cannot be driving away investment."
Stanford researchers create algorithm that makes wind turbines more efficient

Stanford researchers create algorithm that makes wind turbines more efficient

Could an algorithm make wind turbines more productive? It sounds crazy, but according to a recent project at Stanford University, the answer is a resounding yes. Here's what they found.