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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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Renewable Sources of Power Survive, but in a Patchwork

JUST a few years ago, the future of renewable energy looked as bright and shiny as a white turbine blade coming out of the mold. The federal government was handing out money under the stimulus package, states were approving clean … Continue reading

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Support for wind energy remains strong

Any suggestion that investment in UK wind energy is ‘grinding to a halt’ does not chime with reality Wind turbines in a field of corn. Photograph: Graeme Robertson In a series of articles this week, you reported on some of … Continue reading

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Wind industry’s extensive lobbying to preserve subsidies and defeat local resistance to turbines

The full extent of lobbying by Britain’s wind industry to preserve subsidies while getting thousands of new turbines built can be revealed. While lobbying is taking place nationally, developers are also employing lobbying tactics on the ground to get wind … 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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Grid blackout threat weighs on renewables take-up

The renewable energy industry continues to face an uphill battle in convincing power producers that integrating more renewable energies will not put the grid in jeopardy Europe will have to slow down its integration of renewable energies or risk power … Continue reading

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Wind Power: why the MPs have written to the Prime Minister

As more than 100 MPs have written to David Cameron to protest about subsidies paid to wind farm industry, we explain why wind energy has become so controversial. According to RenewableUK, the wind industry’s professional body, there are currently 3,538 … Continue reading

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