Harvard team finds large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset

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Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21 st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar. degrees Celsius because wind turbines redistribute heat in the atmosphere.

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From coal miner to wind-farm worker: Wyoming retraining program

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Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of a leading Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, continues to expand in the United States and it has eyed Wyoming. jobs renewable energy wind energy fossil fuelsPresident Donald Trump has announced his intention to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Pact, but private companies and other entities are taking on the challenge of clean energy themselves.

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

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While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. Europe renewable energy energy wind energy fossil fuels

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Bloomberg NEF forecasts falling battery prices enabling surge in wind and solar to 50% of global generation by 2050

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Wind and solar power generation will surge to almost 50% of world generation by 2050 (“50 by 50”), supported by precipitous reductions in cost, and the advent of cheaper and cheaper batteries that will enable electricity to be stored and discharged to meet shifts in demand and supply, according to the new annual Bloomberg NEF New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2018. trillion of that going to wind and solar and a further $1.5 Batteries Coal Emissions Forecasts Power Generation Solar Wind

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BP selects Tesla batteries for pilot storage project at US wind farm

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BP Wind Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rolling Thunder I Power Partners LLC, has signed a purchase agreement to install a high-storage battery at its Titan 1 Wind Farm in South Dakota. The project is the first of its kind in BP’s US-operated wind business and a potential step forward in the performance and reliability of wind energy. Situated on 7,500 acres in Hand County, Titan 1 Wind Farm is wholly owned and operated by BP Wind Energy.

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Volkswagen inaugurates new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center: heat, cold and wind speeds up to 155 mph

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The Volkswagen brand opened a new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Center in Wolfsburg, which is one of the most modern and efficient in the industry. The diameter of the fan of the new aerodynamic/aeroacoustic wind tunnel is eight meters.

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Viking Grace LNG ferry to install rotor sail; first LNG/wind electric propulsion hybrid ship

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a provider of low- maintenance, software-operated, and data-verified auxiliary wind propulsion systems, signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the M/S Viking Grace , an LNG-fueled cruise ferry. Norsepower Oy Ltd.,

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Offshore wind energy in U.K. far ahead of lower-cost target

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The winds of change are blowing harder in the U.K. The price of energy generated by offshore wind farms has been falling steadily, and ahead of schedule too. Europe UK renewable energy wind energyCosts have fallen 32 percent since 2012, bringing them below a target of £100 per megawatt-hour previously set by the U.K. government and utilities. DON'T MISS: When lauding renewables.

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More solar energy was added in 2016 than natural gas or wind

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emissions natural gas renewable energy solar clean energy wind energyRenewable-energy growth has accelerated in 2016, but this may go down as a milestone year for one renewable-energy source in particular. Together, all renewable-energy sources are expected to account for 8 percent of U.S. electricity-generation capacity in 2017, according to the Department of Energy, and solar energy is responsible for most of.

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Wind-Powered Electric Renaults For Rent In Remote Scottish Hebrides Islands

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Islands in the remote Scottish Hebrides archipelago get plenty of wind, and some are making use of it with renewable-energy infrastructure. Renault plug-in cars renewable energy Scotland Renault Zoe wind energyIf you're looking to drive an electric car powered almost entirely by renewable energy, we have a vacation destination in mind. And the power generated by that infrastructure will now be used for a fleet of.

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Wind, Natural Gas, Solar Provide More U.S. Power, Replacing Coal

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natural gas electric utilities plug-in cars solar clean energy energy wind energyOne of the advantages of electric cars is that they get cleaner as the emissions associated with generating the electricity to power them decrease. And the good news for electric-car drivers is that the grids that supply their electricity have been getting cleaner--and will likely continue to do so this year and into the future. Coal's share of.

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Study suggests arrays of closely-spaced counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbines could enhance power density of wind farms by up to an order of magnitude

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Dabiri suggests using optimized arrays of smaller vertical-axis wind turbines to increase the power density and reduce the cost, and visual, acoustic, radar and environmental impacts, of wind farms using giant horizontal-axis turbines. from a top view) in winds above 3.8

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Small Wind Turbines Now Offered On Leases, Like Solar Panels

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emissions plug-in cars electricity costs renewable energy wind energySmall solar-panel installations have allowed homeowners to lower carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity as well. Electric-car drivers with home solar installations can also further decrease the carbon footprint of a vehicle by charging it using solar power. Solar has become a popular enough option that some analysts believe.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan sets wind-cheating record

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Efficiency comes in many automotive forms: electric powertrains, continuously variable transmissions, smaller-displacement engines. More aerodynamic designs help efficiency, too. With the 2019 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it's raised the aerodynamic bar. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new 2019 A-Class sedan has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any. Fuel Economy Mercedes-Benz A Class

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Siemens launches 6MW direct-drive wind turbine

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Siemens Energy launched its new 6-megawatt (MW) direct-drive wind turbine at the European Offshore Wind Energy Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. wind turbine. The direct-drive wind turbine is offered with two different rotor blades.

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Circular economy: Magnets from old hard drives could wind up in EV motors

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As some of the world’s largest automakers ramp up production for a generation of electric vehicles, the supply of one of the most important ingredients—rare-earth elements—is surely a cause for concern. Rare-earth elements—especially neodymium—are in short supply because of their limited production locations, much of. rare earth metals

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Hydrogen for fuel-cell vehicles made from wind energy in Japanese test

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Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy wind energyOne of the big questions surrounding hydrogen fuel-cell cars is how to produce the hydrogen used to power them. Mass adoption of fuel-cell vehicles would not only require much more hydrogen than is currently available, but hydrogen that is generated with minimal carbon emissions. Today's hydrogen production methods increase a fuel-cell vehicle's.

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DOE seeking feedback on distributed wind energy systems

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Program is seeking ( DE-FOA-0001155 ) feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Energy Department’s new perspective on Distributed Wind Research & Development (R&D) focus areas in order to inform future activities and priorities. These focus areas are: Distributed Wind Resource Characterization and Assessment.

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Siemens has produced 75-meter rotor blades for wind turbines

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Siemens has produced the world’s longest rotor blades for wind turbines. Beginning this fall, the B75 rotor blades will be installed into a prototype six-megawatt offshore wind power system in Denmark’s Østerild test station.

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Wind-powered offshore enhanced oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

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The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. WIN WIN uses a floating wind turbine as a platform for an autonomous water injection system.

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Honda Transmission contracts with Juhl Wind for two utility-scale wind turbines at Ohio plant; up to 10% of electricity for operations

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announced an agreement with Juhl Wind , Inc. to develop, install, and operate two utility-scale wind turbines (each rated at about 2MW) to generate electricity for the plant’s operations. The two wind turbines will supply up to approximately 10% of the plant’s electricity. Based on their location and actual wind speeds, combined output from the two wind turbines is estimated at 10,000-megawatt hours (MWh) per year. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.

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Ford partners with Wind Energy Corp to power 4 dealerships

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Ford Motor Company is partnering with Wind Energy Corporation to deliver a new source of clean energy to its dealers. Under a pilot program exclusive to Ford, Wind Energy will install wind sail and solar panel systems at four Ford dealerships, a nearly $750,000 investment, to help power dealer facilities. Each Windy System includeswind sail technology that harvests wind energy and an integrated 7 kW solar array.

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Ford investing $200M in next-gen wind tunnel complex

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Ford is investing $200 million in a new aerodynamic testing complex that will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and state-of-the-art climatic chamber. The new wind tunnel complex will sit on 13 acres next to Ford’s current Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Michigan. Ford’s new wind tunnel complex better positions its engineers to conduct testing that proves out advancements in vehicle design.

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Vattenfall contracts with BMW for up to 1,000 new 33 kWh Li-ion batteries this year for storage projects in wind farms

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The first energy storage from the BMW-i3 batteries is being built at the 122 MW onshore wind farm “Princess Alexia” near Amsterdam. Pending on a final investment decision the largest battery storage will be built at the Vattenfall wind farm Pen y Cymoedd (230 MW) in South Wales—a 22 MW storage facility, which will help to support the stability of the country-wide power grid in the UK as part of the so-called EFR (Enhanced Frequency Response) service.

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Japanese public-private partnership to test end-to-end H2 supply chain using wind power to begin this fall; 2nd-life hybrid batteries for ESS

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Electricity generated at the Yokohama City Wind Power Plant (Hama Wing) will power the electrolytic production of hydrogen, which will then be compressed, stored, and then transported in a hydrogen fueling truck to four sites: a factory, a vegetable and fruit market, and two warehouses.

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Statoil launches Batwind: 1MWh battery storage for pilot offshore wind project

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A new battery storage solution for offshore wind energy will be piloted in the world’s first floating wind farm, the Hywind pilot park off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Hywind Scotland, located 25 km offshore Peterhead, will consist of five floating wind turbines.

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GE using Large Eddy Simulation on Sandia’s Red Mesa to lay groundwork for quieter wind turbine blades with better power yield

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Transition of flow to turbulence on a wind-turbine airfoil; isosurfaces of vorticity from a Large Eddy Simulation (LES). Aeroacoustic noise is more difficult to mitigate, and is the dominant noise source on modern wind turbines. High Performance Computing Simulation Wind

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Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

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Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Statoil will install a 30 MW wind turbine farm on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km offshore Peterhead, harnessing Scottish wind resources to provide renewable energy to the mainland. The wind farm will power around 20,000 households. Statoil is proud to develop the world’s first floating wind farm.

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Charging an Electric Car with a Wind Turbine

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Is it possible to charge your electric car with a wind turbine, and which type of wind turbine will charge it like overnight? 500 watt, 1 kw, 2

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NTNU study finds ships’ and spare parts’ contribution to offshore wind power lifecycle impacts has been underestimated

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Components: WT = wind turbine; Fnd = foundation; EC = electrical connections, including substation; Inst = installation; IOo = input-output, other; Mnt = Maintenance, excluding replacement parts; RP = replacement parts; EOL = end-of-life. Lifecycle analysis Power Generation Wind

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World's First Entirely Renewable-Energy Place: Wind-Swept Scottish Island

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The island--part of the Hebrides archipelago--is in the process of creating a network of solar panels, wind turbines, and If you''re looking to unplug from the grid, you might want to head to Eigg, a small island off the coast of Scotland. Eigg intends to become the first island to rely entirely on renewable energy sources, Al Jazeera reports.

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4 companies jointly propose $8B green energy initiative for LA area; Wyoming wind, Utah storage, transmission

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Four companies—Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, Magnum Energy, Dresser-Rand and Duke-American Transmission—have proposed a first-in-the-US, $8-billion green energy initiative that would bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023.

BNEF: wind and solar boost cost-competitiveness versus fossil fuels

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The levelized cost of electricity analysis for H2 2015 shows onshore wind to be fully competitive against gas and coal in some parts of the world, while solar is closing the gap. The BNEF study shows that the global average levelized cost of electricity, or LCOE, for onshore wind nudged downwards from $85 per megawatt-hour in the first half of the year, to $83 in H2, while that for crystalline silicon PV solar fell from $129 to $122.

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Wind Explorer EV crosses Australia for less than $15 of electricity; kite-assisted

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Evonik Corporation is featuring the Wind Explorer—a lightweight, electric vehicle that crossed Australia on less than $15 of electricity—at its administrative center in Parsippany, N.J.

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E.ON Power-to-Gas facility begins commercial operations; wind-to-H2

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The plant uses wind power and Hydrogenics’ electrolysis equipment to transform water into hydrogen, which is then injected into the existing regional natural gas transmission system. has inaugurated commercial operations at its Power-to-Gas (P2G) facility in Falkenhagen, Germany. Earlier post.)

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ITM Power and ABO Wind to develop wind-to-hydrogen projects in the UK, Ireland and Germany

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ITM Power signed an agreement with ABO Wind of Wiesbaden, Germany to identify and develop wind-to-hydrogen projects in the UK, Ireland and Germany. ABO Wind initiates wind farm projects, acquires site locations, organizes all technical and business planning, arranges international bank financing and delivers turnkey wind farms. ABO Wind manages 297 wind farms. —ABO Wind Head of Prototype Projects, Thomas Nietsch.

Dept. of Interior to auction nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for wind energy development

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The US Department of the Interior (DOI) will offer nearly 80,000 acres offshore Maryland for commercial wind energy development in a 19 August 2014 competitive lease sale. Sixteen companies have qualified to participate in the auction for the Maryland Wind Energy Area. US Wind, Inc.

Wind River and Ricardo partnering on autonomous driving systems

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Wind River, a software provider for the Internet of Things (IoT), is teaming with Ricardo to deliver solutions for autonomous driving. Wind River will provide advanced automotive software systems, as well as architectural and engineering support. The combined expertise between Wind River and Ricardo can deliver trusted, safe, and secure technologies that will steer customers on the right path and successfully prepare for the future of autonomous driving.

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GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. GM will purchase 50 megawatts of power produced at Cactus Flats, a 150-megawatt wind farm being developed by RES in Concho County, Texas.

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Do Wind Turbines Kill Birds? Far Fewer Than Cell Towers.Or Cats

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Wind turbines are a proven source of clean, renewable energy, but many people believe that they kill massive numbers of birds. The story that wind turbines kill birds through collisions has gained a lot of traction, but is it actually true? RELATED: Some Solar, Wind Power Competes With Natural Gas Without It sounds like a classic Catch-22.

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DOE: US wind power capacity grew 8% in 2014 to ~66 GW, 2nd in world; meets 4.9% of end use demand; lowest prices to date

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Wind power represented 24% of U.S. Since 2007, wind power has represented 33% of all US capacity additions. Additionally, 2014 ushered in some of the lowest wind energy prices ever, falling to 2.35 The average hub height of newly installed wind turbines in 2014 was 82.7

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DOE to issue funding opportunity for larger wind turbine blades

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001214) to support the development of innovative designs and processes for the manufacturing and assembly of wind turbine blades in order to facilitate deployment of the next generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines.

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Energiepark Mainz comes online; hydrogen from wind power; Siemens 6MW electrolysis system

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The energy park will produce hydrogen using electricity from neighboring wind parks. The energy park therefore has enough capacity to prevent bottlenecks in the local distribution grid and to stabilize the power supply of smaller wind parks.

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