Monthly Archives: August 2014

A wind energy interview with Mike Barnard

  I am so pleased to share with all our readers, an interview we conducted with Mike Barnard!   Mike Barnard is a Senior Fellow – Wind at the Energy & Policy Institute and has been a deeply interested observer of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 27, 2014 |

Wind power in India is expected to rise dramatically

  The Indian government is offering very lucrative financial incentives in the hopes of increasing wind power installations to 5 times current levels. Currently, the average annual added capacity of wind energy has been 2,000 – 3,000MW.   India has … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 27, 2014 |

Trump is upset over a wind farm… again

  It seems wind farms like to pop up around Donald Trump properties. The billionaire is fighting yet another proposal for a wind farm installation, this time close to his Irish golf course, Doonbeg.   Trump felt certain when he … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 21, 2014 |

US ranks 2nd in the world for installed wind power capacity

  According to the 2013 Wind Report, by the Energy Department and its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the US now ranks 2nd in the world for installed wind power capacity. The country has a total installed capacity of 61GW (supplied … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 20, 2014 |

Germany’s wind energy high to come crashing down

  Thanks to incentives, like subsidies and rebates, Germany’s wind energy contributions rose a whopping 66% in the first half of 2014. However, now that the 2000 Renewable Energy Act revisions took effect Aug. 1, wind energy is expected to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 14, 2014 |

Hurricane Bertha creates wind energy records for the UK in August

  On August 10th, wind energy reached an all-time high of 17% of the UK’s total energy requirements with average electricity generation of 5007MW, thanks to the effects of Hurricane Bertha. For comparison purposes, 2012 saw 3331MW and in 2013, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 13, 2014 |

Wind energy forecasts for the US

  According to a new report released on reportbuyer.com, the US demand for wind energy is expected to increase by 55% through 2018, to the tune of $19 billion. While 2013 was a slow year for the US, the forecast … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 6, 2014 |

Another anti-wind guy strikes (out) again; wind energy prevails

  Over the years, renewable energy, and specifically wind energy, has taken a lot of heat. There are many anti-wind lobbyists including health ‘experts’ who make bold and unfounded statements and claims.   Many reports and studies created and developed … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 5, 2014 |

Danish wind energy 50% less expensive than fossil fuels by 2016

  According to Denmark’s government, by 2016, electricity produced by wind energy will be less than half the cost of fossil fuels. The Danish government has stated that wind energy is already less expensive than many other forms of electricity … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on August 1, 2014 |