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Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as wind turbines, windmills, windpumps. The total amount of economically extractable power available from the wind is considerably more than present human power use from all sources.(Wikipedia)

Germany, Denmark, & Belgium Plan 5-Fold Increase In Offshore Wind Power – CleanTechnica

CleanTechnicaGermany, Denmark, & Belgium Plan 5-Fold Increase In Offshore Wind PowerCleanTechnicaGermany, Denmark, and Belgium have entered into an agreement that will increase the amount of offshore wind power in the world 5-fold, from 13.8 gigawatts today to more than 60 gigawatts within 10 years. Offshore wind power The governments of the 3 …Industry leaders join forces to cut costs and accelerate offshore wind volumes in Europe by 2030Windpower Engineering (press release)Shell: step up building huge North Sea offshore wind farmsDutchNews.nlOffshore Wind Energy is at a Turning Point: Next Comes InnovationRed HerringRenewEconomy -E&E News -Hydrogen Fuel Newsall 16 news articles »

Solar and wind power will never come cheap – The Australian

Institute for Defence Studies and AnalysesSolar and wind power will never come cheapThe AustralianThere is no way that wind and solar is cheaper to produce than coal-fired power, despite the assorted — and your — claims of the cost spiralling down. Wind and solar are not 21st century disruptive technologies but a back to a 19th century future ones.Harnessing Wind Power through KitesInstitute for Defence Studies and AnalysesMajor pros and cons of wind energyEnergy Business ReviewNevada Legislature Passes Renewables Bill; Groups Urge Governor’s SignatureNorth American WindpowerUnion of Concerned Scientists (blog) -TheInertia.com -Windpower Engineering (press release)all 39 news articles »

US Trade and Development Agency Funds Zambia Wind Power – North American Windpower

North American WindpowerUS Trade and Development Agency Funds Zambia Wind PowerNorth American WindpowerThe $275 million wind farm will generate around 500 GWh of clean electricity, making it one of the largest renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Access Power. It will also increase Zambia’s power generation capacity by 6% and …and more »

Ill Winds: New Rules Could Hamstring Vermont Wind Power – Seven Days

Seven DaysIll Winds: New Rules Could Hamstring Vermont Wind PowerSeven DaysPhil Scott, another opponent of large-scale wind, has given the rules his seal of approval. Asked at a May 31 press conference whether they amount to a ban on wind turbines, he responded, “I think it will help a great deal … I think we’ll have less …

Fort Hood uses wind power to protect mission readiness – Into the Wind – The AWEA Blog (blog)

Into the Wind – The AWEA Blog (blog)Fort Hood uses wind power to protect mission readinessInto the Wind – The AWEA Blog (blog)The U.S. Army has purchased output from both a solar and wind plant in Texas to power about 50 percent of the operations at Fort Hood. The base is the U.S. military’s largest active-duty armored post, impacting more than 140,000 jobs. Boosting security …US Army Base Goes Green With Renewable Energy ProjectVoice of Americaall 6 news articles »

After A Decade Of Growth, Wind Energy Stalls In Maine – WBUR

WBURAfter A Decade Of Growth, Wind Energy Stalls In MaineWBURStacey Fitts manages the Bingham Wind Plantation in Maine, which went into operation last December. Almost every year since 2007 a new wind energy plant has gone into service in Maine. But there’s no more room on the state’s transmission system to …

MHI Vestas launches 9.5MW V164 turbine in London – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)MHI Vestas launches 9.5MW V164 turbine in LondonWindpower Monthly (subscription)The first commercial deployment is expected by 2020. When introduced in March 2011, then with a nameplate capacity of 7MW, the V164 had the wind industry’s highest power rating and was “to provide the highest energy capture and highest reliability” in …MHI Vestas launches 9.5-MW offshore wind turbineWindpower Engineering (press release)MHI Vestas Launches V164-9.5 MW Offshore Wind TurbineNorth American Windpowerall 8 news articles »

Wind power is a shameful waste – Cyprus Mail

Wind power is a shameful wasteCyprus MailI am indebted to the 5th Viscount (Matt) Ridley, author and businessman for some additional statistics which throw much light on the current state of play for wind power. The simple facts are that its contribution to world energy is, after centuries of …William Markham: A nonsensical war against wind energy in North CarolinaGreensboro News & Recordall 2 news articles »

Political outlook clouds the increasing use of wind power – Seattle Times

Seattle TimesPolitical outlook clouds the increasing use of wind powerSeattle TimesWind farms, with their rapid geographic spread and technological advances, are reshaping the electric system, defying skepticism that they are steady or reliable enough to displace conventional power plants. “The fuel of choice right now, certainly for …Wind Energy Sailing Across the Great Plains – National Law ReviewThe National Law ReviewNew York launches ‘largest-ever’ state renewables procurement …Recharge (subscription)all 4 news articles »

VT attorney who fought the Public Service Board on wind power becomes its chairman – BurlingtonFreePress.com

BurlingtonFreePress.comVT attorney who fought the Public Service Board on wind power becomes its chairmanBurlingtonFreePress.comGov. Phil Scott has chosen Vermont’s new top utility regulator — an experienced attorney who has challenged the state over an industrial wind project. Anthony Roisman, of Weathersfield, was named Public Service Board chairman by the governor on …Scott Says Public Service Board Candidates Share His Aversion To Ridgeline WindVermont Public Radioall 45 news articles »

Even as Wind Power Rises, It Falls Under a Political Cloud – New York Times

New York TimesEven as Wind Power Rises, It Falls Under a Political CloudNew York TimesNow politics, not skepticism, may be wind power’s biggest barrier. Under new leadership with ties to conventional energy interests, the Energy Department is scrambling to complete an internal study in the next month that could lead to an upending of …WINDPOWER 2017 Closes With Diverse Panel On Wind Trends …North American Windpowerall 10 news articles »

WINDPOWER 2017 Closes With Diverse Panel On Wind Trends – North American Windpower

North American WindpowerWINDPOWER 2017 Closes With Diverse Panel On Wind TrendsNorth American WindpowerAmerican wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends, says the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), highlighting its WINDPOWER 2017 conference, which wrapped up in Anaheim, Calif., last week.Xcel Energy CEO reaffirms company’s commitment to wind energyDaily Energy InsiderXcel Energy details renewable growthPlainview Daily HeraldXcel Energy cuts carbon emissions 30 percentElectric Light & Powerall 6 news articles »

Sweden to host cold climate test centre – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)Sweden to host cold climate test centreWindpower Monthly (subscription)Together, the research groups will set up a new centre in northern Sweden for “full scale testing, research, verification and certification” of turbines and other wind technology designed for cold regions. RISE said the test centre would be located “in …

Enel Signs Tax Equity Deal For Its First Missouri Wind Farm – North American Windpower

North American WindpowerEnel Signs Tax Equity Deal For Its First Missouri Wind FarmNorth American WindpowerThe wind farm, whose construction started in October 2016, is expected to begin operations by the end of this year. Once fully operational, Rock Creek, which represents EGPNA’s first wind project in Missouri, will be able to generate around 1,250 GWh …Enel Green Power secures $365m for 300MW Rock Creek projectRecharge (subscription)Enel signs $365m tax equity deal for 300MW wind farm in Missouri, USCleanTechnology News, Industry Analysis, Market Research Reports – Clean Technology Business Reviewall 4 news articles »

Wind power competitive bidding will reduce tariffs, squeeze returns: CRISIL – ETEnergyworld.com

ETEnergyworld.comWind power competitive bidding will reduce tariffs, squeeze returns: CRISILETEnergyworld.comWind power competitive bidding will reduce tariffs, squeeze returns: CRISIL New Delhi: Competitive bidding in the wind power sector would change the market landscape leading to a sharp reduction in tariffs, pressure on returns across the value chain …Competitive bidding to change dynamics of wind power sectorDaily News & Analysisall 2 news articles »