Posts tagged: wind farm

The Dutch Plan to Build an Artificial Island to Support the World’s Largest Wind Farm

By: Akshat Rathi Wind farms need a lot of space—not something the world has much to spare. That’s why they’re being pushed out into the sea. TenneT, the operator of the Netherlands’ electric grid, has come up with an ambitious plan to build an artificial island in the middle of the North Sea that on […]

Wind Powered All of Scotland in October and Other Renewable Success Stories

The Trump strategy of slapping penalties on these technologies and giving fossil fuels subsidies has a very limited shelf life By: Juan Cole Wind and solar keep falling in price—each fell 6 percent in 2016. That fall was not as big as the two previous years, but there is every reason to expect price drops much bigger […]

Google Will Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year

The company is primarily powered by wind and solar energy. By: Allee Manning Google has announced that after 10 years a carbon-neutral company, it will be able to brag running on entirely renewable energy at the end of 2017. That means that all of the electricity the company consumes in both its data centers and offices are provided […]

Ice And Drones: The Future Of Wind Energy

Parts of the world with incredible wind energy potential have long been inaccessible to wind farms. But with the completion of the first offshore wind farm built to withstand ice-prone conditions, the industry has clearly evolved. When it comes to cold-weather climates, wind farm designers face a variety of concerns, notably the impact of low […]

Saturday October 14th, 2017 in , , , , | No Comments »

Oz State Sets 40% Green Goal

Victoria also launches 650MW renewable energy auction Australia’s second-most populous state has proposed a new law that would require 40% of its power needs to be generated by renewable energy by 2025. Victoria also launched a 650MW renewable energy auction, which the government expects to spur up to A$1.3bln ($1bln) of investment in the sector. At the national […]

Sunday August 27th, 2017 in , , , | No Comments »