Monthly Archives: October 2014

A 2,500 square mile cloud of methane is better than wind energy?

    NASA confirms that there is a nasty 2,500 sq mile cloud of methane floating over the Southwestern United States. (And you think wind energy is dangerous?). This is a pretty scary discovery, because the cloud was so huge … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 29, 2014 |

Wind energy tech students coming from North Dakota

  North Dakota is home to the Lake Region State College (LRSC) which has a wind energy tech program that started in 2009 and is the only one of its kind in the whole state. The program is a 2-year … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 28, 2014 |

Wind turbine support in the media

  It is all too common to see wind turbines being protested against in various parts of the world, mainly through fear mongering tactics by anti-wind lobbyists. However, there have been a lot of positive studies and commentary being shared … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 25, 2014 |

Wind energy hits a new high in the UK

  Yet another milestone was achieved in the UK this week when the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo swept through the country and increased wind energy’s contribution to the electricity grid to just over 14%. Although this took place on October … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 23, 2014 |

Albertans support wind energy

  A survey was conducted by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CANWEA) to determine the opinions of Albertans on a ‘wide range of electricity issues, focusing on the largest sources of electricity generation currently operating … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 15, 2014 |

Scottish government signed off on 450GW of offshore wind energy

  Mainstream Renewable Power has finally received the ‘OK’ from the Scottish government to install 450GW worth of wind energy in the form of an offshore wind farm located in the North Sea.   The wind farm, called Neart na … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 15, 2014 |

Wind turbines help farmers make ends meet

  Farming is one of the toughest industries to be in, some aspects are out of the control of farmers, like the weather or supply prices. Many farmers are turning to alternative ways to generate income, like leasing their unused … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 10, 2014 |

India wants to install more wind power

  India has a 7,600-km coastline with an estimated potential for 65,000 MW of onshore wind power. However, currently the country has an installed capacity of 14,158 MW of wind power in only 13 states.   The Ministry of New … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 6, 2014 |

Fear mongering in the wind power industry

  Fear mongering has been an issue in the wind power industry, since it became apparent to traditional energy investors and supporters that it was a viable option for electricity generation. The realization that this new industry could cut into … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 2, 2014 |

EFG Hermes invests in French wind energy company

    EFG Hermes, Egypt’s largest investment bank, has announced today that it has taken a 49% stake in EDPR France, a wind energy company with a total of 334 MW of installed capacity among 33 operational wind farms.   … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on October 1, 2014 |