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From Digital Trends: NewWind’s Arbre à Vent Is a Wind Turbine Designed for Cities

A friend writes: Happy 4th of July!   I was at a coffee shop yesterday, and they had all these European magazines. I came across an article: … 82 more words

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REdiscover: Soroban Wind Turbine (Bonaire)

The island of Bonaire has an area of 250 square km2 and is located 80 km north of the Venezuelan coast. Together with Aruba and Curaçao it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles. 242 more words

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Calgary conservationist warns Alberta wind farms may hurt birds of prey

Watch above: A Calgary conservationist is warning of wind turbine risk to birds of prey. Mia Sosiak reports.

CALGARY – John Campbell has worked with falcons, eagles and hawks in the wild for decades, all over Western Canada. 535 more words


Kenya is building Africa’s biggest wind energy farm to generate a fifth of its power

Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm this week, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.

Known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the wind farm site covers 40,000 acres (162km2), which will be powered by the ‘Turkana Corridorwind.’  It is a low-level jet stream originating from the Indian Ocean and blows all year round. 301 more words

Duke Renewables Upgrading West Texas Wind Energy Storage Facility

Back in January 2013 the nation’s largest power utility began using batteries at grid-scale to store surplus energy generated from the 153-MW Notrees Wind Power farm in West Texas and dispatch it to the regional power grid in order to help maintain the frequency of electrical current within required bounds. 873 more words

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Germany Gives Dirtiest Coal Plants Six Years for Phase Out

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said 13 percent of power stations burning lignite, a cheap form of coal, would be phased out by 2021 under a program to cut power industry pollution. 25 more words

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hOWLing winds

Wind power is on the rise in the U.S. In fact, 30% of new electricity generating capacity  in the U.S. between 2009-2013 came from wind power, and the U.S. 365 more words

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