Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wind turbines and the bigger picture: It’s not just about birds, it’s about all forms of life!

  A bird charity in the UK is causing waves with their decision to install a wind turbine at their headquarters.   The UK’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds will install a wind turbine at their headquarters in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 27, 2013 |

A new world record in crowd funding for a wind turbine share program

  A Dutch community set a new world record for crowd funding this week. All 6,648 shares of a wind turbine were sold to 1700 Dutch households in under 13 hours!   Windcentrale, the company behind the project, was able … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 25, 2013 |

This Week in Wind Energy News – Sept 20, 2013

  This week in news for the wind energy industry:   Why not wind energy?   In this article, the Cherokee Chronicle Times discusses the benefits of wind energy, and compares this energy source to coal and fossil fuels.     … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 20, 2013 |

Google is reducing its carbon footprint through wind energy once again

  Google has done it again!   Just yesterday, the company which ‘has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint to zero’ has agreed to purchase all of the wind energy from the 240MW Happy Hereford wind farm which will be … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 18, 2013 |

Wind energy information sharing: blog posts, whitepapers and fact sheets (oh my!)

As our followers know, the Orenda blog is a great source for the latest wind energy information. However, we also have a mini section of our site dedicated to wind energy FAQs and Facts, where you can also find a … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 13, 2013 |

Sharing profits of wind energy with local communities

  There is an obvious benefit to sharing profits of wind energy development with local communities. Developers are realizing they are more likely to get ‘buy-in’ from local citizens when the profits of installation will directly line their pockets and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 12, 2013 |

Orenda is now a member of wind energy associations: RUK and EWEA

  Orenda is now a member of two prominent organizations in the wind industry: RenewableUK (RUK) and the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).   Orenda will be exhibiting at the RUK event in November 2013 as part of the small … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 12, 2013 |

Legislative bills against wind energy

  Wind energy is continually under attack by many anti-wind lobbyists and organizations, through the use of protests and false propaganda, they try to perpetuate hatred for wind power.   I can’t count the number of times Orenda has been sent Twitter … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 6, 2013 |

Australia hits a new high with wind energy

  The Clean Energy Council of Australia said that the wind energy produced in August beat out the previous record by more than a third; wind farms had produced approximately 40% of the state’s power! The amount of power was … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on September 4, 2013 |