While MidAmerican Energy pursues big wind in Iowa, another company in Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway empire is building a logistics center in West Texas.
The wind boom in northwest Iowa has at least one thing on North Dakota’s oil boom: It’s not unleashing massive amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
A new map from the U.S. Geogological Survey highlights how wind power has come to every region of the U.S. – except the South.
Denmark’s export credit agency comes through with $600 million in funding for Cape Wind, which is aiming to become the first big U.S. offshore wind farm.
Tesla Motors outlines plans for its giant lithium-ion battery factory, naming Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas as possible locations.
There’s the thought that solar will cool off in Japan, and onshore wind might grow. GE is ready with the “2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan.”
Why build sea walls when huge arrays of wind turbines can sap a hurricane’s energy (and reduce the storm surge) while also generating power?
These are tough times for offshore wind in Europe, but wind farm performance figures are a reminder of the sector’s exciting potential.
While citing the need for more rigorous research, an official Australian review of the current science finds no credible evidence of ill health from wind farms.
Disputing earlier claims, new research shows wind turbine performance declines just 1.6 percent per year, on average – in line with conventional technologies.