Friday, July 26th, 2013
The AMSC- Sinovel copyright and trade secret dispute involving wind turbine control systems has been big news (see, e.g., previous posts here, here, here and here), but legally speaking, mostly civil.
That changed recently when the U.S. Department of Justice filed an indictment in federal court in (more…)
Monday, July 15th, 2013
European nations installed a record number of offshore wind turbines during the first half of 2013, adding more than twice the capacity installed during the same period in 2012, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), an industry group.
A total of 277 new turbines in seven wind farms were (more…)
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
The Global Alliance for 100% Renewable Energy recently called on European leaders to make firmer commitments to make a transition to renewable energy. The statement was made during the inauguration of the Alliance in Munich when member organizations stated that renewable energy has become the key to Europe’s future economic and industrial (more…)
Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
British Prime Minister David Cameron has inaugurated the world’s largest offshore wind farm, a 630-megawatt project capable of producing enough electricity to power 500,000 homes.
The $2.3 billion project — located 12 miles offshore in the North Sea, east of London — is being (more…)
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
According to the American Wind Energy Association, the last quarter of 2012 brought the total wind installations for 2012 to 13,131 megawatts of power.
This influx of new power extends the total of cumulative wind capacity for the United States to 60,007 megawatts. However, some states are much (more…)
Friday, June 28th, 2013
What happens when there’s no wind and wind turbines stop turning? What provides the back up power for this clean energy source on calm, windless days?
While wind may be the fastest growing renewable energy source in the US, in order for us to rely on wind power, there needs to be some backup (more…)
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
The city of Houston has agreed to purchase half its electricity from renewable energy sources, a step that makes the Texas city the nation’s largest municipal buyer of green energy.
In a contract signed with Reliant Energy, Houston committed to buying more than 140 megawatts of (more…)
Friday, April 26th, 2013
One of the problems with wind power is that when there is no wind then there is no power. Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity — but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. A new approach from researchers at MIT could mitigate that problem, allowing the electricity generated by floating wind (more…)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Annual investment in renewable energy is predicted to triple between now and 2030, according to a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
In an analysis of several factors shaping the global energy future — including economic conditions, market demands, and the evolution of technologies (more…)
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Portugal generated more than 70 percent of its electricity from renewable sources of energy during the first quarter of 2013, a record amount fueled largely by hydroelectric and wind energy sources, according to a report from the country’s grid operator.
Hydroelectric generation provided 37 percent of the (more…)