Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
The European Commission’s energy strategy for Europe requires that 20% of all energy consumed within the EU is from renewable sources by 2020. The Commission estimates that 12% of overall energy use should be supplied by offshore wind. Further, the Renewable Directives also require member (more…)
Friday, November 4th, 2011
I’ve written extensively about the patent infringement and antitrust litigation between wind power rivals GE and Mitsubishi (see, e.g., previous posts here and here).
While that legal battle spans multiple venues, encompasses several different patents, and includes (more…)
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Deere and Company, known more famously as John Deere is one of the leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery around the world. This American corporation, based in Moline, Illinois, is a Fortune 500 company and sells everything from tractors, cotton harvesters, and combine harvesters, to planters, seeders, (more…)
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
South Africa’s Eskom has secured a $100 million credit facility from French development finance group Agence Française de Développement for financing a wind power project.
The loan will be used to finance Eskom’s 100-megawatt Sere Wind Project in Vredendal in South (more…)
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
A new report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that electric vehicles could aid in expanding renewable energy sources like wind in the Pacific Northwest. This region of the United States is increasingly looking at wind power to satisfy their growing energy demands. (more…)
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Small wind generation with vertical axis turbines, also known as VAWT, is one of the most exciting recent developments in small scale alternative energy generation.
Last week we caught wind that Sauer Energy, which develops VAWT systems, has attracted huge interest (more…)
Friday, September 9th, 2011
When I meet people and tell them what I do at Xcel Energy (environmental communications manager), they often get excited and volunteer that they have seen the wind farm off state Highway 93, outside of Golden, Colo. And being a know-it-all, I’m quick to correct them that it’s not really a wind farm, but the (more…)
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Two recent stories illustrate how far wind power can go in terms of efficiency and mechanics.
First, let’s take a look at what Japanese researchers have come up with.
According to Mother Nature Network, scientists at Kyushu University in Japan have come up with an (more…)
Friday, September 2nd, 2011
During the first half of 2011, Germany for the first time generated more than 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, a new report says.
While the country’s total electricity demand remained stable during the first six months of 2011, the share generated by renewable sources increased from (more…)
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
Brazil is often associated with ethanol when it comes to alternative energy, but 78 new wind power projects expected to generate around 2,000 MW are starting to make the country’s renewable energy mix a little more varied.
On Monday, Mauricio Tolmasquim, president and (more…)