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US and UK to collaborate on ‘floating’ wind turbines

The new technology could allow Britain to harness the consistently higher wind speeds available over deeper water A floating wind turbine with a capacity of 2.3MW, about 12km south-east of Karmøy, Norway. Photograph: StatoilHydro The UK and US will work … Continue reading

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Europe’s Way of Encouraging Solar Power Arrives in the U.S.

Solar cells adorn the roofs of many homes and warehouses across Germany, while the bright white blades of wind turbines are a frequent sight against the sky in Spain. Homes with solar panels in Germany, where homeowners are paid to … Continue reading

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Will Hurricanes Topple U.S. Wind Turbines?

As plans for wind farms rising out of the ocean along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts inch closer to fruition, a new study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that hurricanes could destroy a significant number of turbines in some of … Continue reading

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Energy Tax Breaks Proposed, Despite Waning Support for Subsidies

Ken James/Bloomberg News Clean-energy companies say they need continued support to stay competitive. Assisted by technological innovation and years of subsidies, the cost of wind and solar power has fallen sharply — so much so that the two industries say … Continue reading

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China hits back at US wind turbine import investigation

Ministry accuses US of jeopardising clean-energy co-operation and undermining global efforts to cut emissions China has condemned a US move to look into imports of Chinese-made wind turbines. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/Reuters The Chinese government has hit back against a US … Continue reading

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Energy giant SSE hits 1GW wind power milestone

Energy giant SSE said it now has more than one gigawatt (GW), the equivalent of 1,000 megawatts (MW), of onshore wind farm capacity in operation for the first time. A wind farm in Ardrossan, Scotland. Photo: Alamy The increase from … Continue reading

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4 U.S. Makers of Towers for Wind Turbines File Complaint Over China’s Steel Subsidies

 Four domestic companies that make most of the steel towers for wind turbines in the United States filed a trade complaint against China and Vietnam on Thursday, seeking tariffs in the range of 60 percent. The action is a significant … Continue reading

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Australian state launches world’s toughest wind turbine laws

Australia’s most populus state has proposed the world’s toughest laws on wind turbines, with a plan to give all residents within 1.25 miles a veto over new projects. Existing turbines have angered rural communities which say the noise is excessive … Continue reading

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Siemens plans Hull Wind Turbine Plant

Siemens plans £210m Hull wind turbine plant Proposed factory, built Associated British Ports, is set to create 700 job Siemens is planning a wind turbine factory in Hull. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Siemens on Tuesday submitted plans for a £210m wind … Continue reading

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Chris Huhne plans 32,000 more wind turbines and new nuclear plants

The energy secretary is planning a huge expansion of green energy, with up to 32,000 new wind turbines and many thousands of transmission pylons as it struggles to meet green targets.

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