August 2011

Wind Energy Makes Energy Generation More Reliable

August 25, 2011

Two days ago, much of the American East Coast experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Fortunately there was not much damage, but the ghost of energy blackouts reared its ugly face when nuclear reactors in Virginia were powered off automatically by safety systems. Meanwhile, wind turbines continued to spin away, producing electricity. Related Posts:Report Highlights Economic […]

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Wind Power Beats Natural Gas Prices in Brazil

August 24, 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. Related Posts:The Road To a Solar-Powered Future is Paved With Natural GasMIT releases report on natural gasFossil fuels […]

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Wind Power Industry Launches Wildlife Campaign

August 23, 2011

Wind power is often criticized for the harm wind turbines can cause to birds. Now the American Wind Energy Association has launched a campaign to counter claims that turbines are bird-grinders and that, in fact, wind can be beneficial to wildlife. Related Posts:New Turbine for Low Wind SitesNativeEnergy To Build New Community Wind Farm in […]

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Energy Star’s Video Challenge

August 22, 2011

Energy Star, the governmental initiative to promote energy efficiency, has launched a video challenge to give the public a platform to engage with each other. Related Posts:No Related Posts Found! Go find some…

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Maine Moves To Reduce Oil Consumption

August 20, 2011

Maine, one of the most oil dependent American states, has passed a law that requires the region’s oil consumption to be reduced by 30 per cent by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2050, based on 2009 levels. While the law does not seem mainly focused on a shift to alternative energy, it does include […]

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