Concrete for taller wind turbine towers passes tests, could help expand wind energy nationwide – Science Daily

That's wind country. The blue band runs east from the Rockies to just south of the Great Lakes, then around Arkansas and down to south Texas. It shows where there's potential capacity for wind turbines 80 meters (about 262 feet) above the ground. That height is the current standard. You can see those towers all over Iowa. But … [Read more...]

Gregory Dennis: Wind energy unites enviros and farmers – vtdigger.org

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Gregory Dennis of Cornwall. It first appeared in the Addison Independent. Environmentalists and advocates for property rights are used to being at odds. Enviros put a priority on preventing damage to the ecosystems that support us. Property rights people are accustomed to reminding us … [Read more...]

Wind energy consumption up in the State – The Hindu

Wind energy consumption up in the StateThe HinduThis is among the highest wind energy consumption in the State, said K. Kasthurirangaian, chairman of Indian Wind Power Association. Wind energy evacuated on Friday evening was 3,886 MW. Similarly, on Friday morning, 3,869 MW was evacuated. … [Read more...]

Six-Month Moratorium on Wind Energy Development in Hughes County – KDLT News (blog)

Daily RepublicSix-Month Moratorium on Wind Energy Development in Hughes CountyKDLT News (blog)PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials in a central South Dakota county have put a six-month moratorium on any wind energy development until they can study and maybe change local ordinances. The Hughes County Commission made the decision … [Read more...]

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal miners – WALB-TV

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal minersWALB-TVGoldwind Americas, an arm of a Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, has been looking for workers to take permanent jobs on the Wyoming wind farms they supply. (Source: TLPOSCHARSKY/Flickr). (RNN) - A Chinese manufacturing company is offering … [Read more...]

Concrete For Taller Wind Turbine Towers Passes Tests, Could Help Expand Wind Energy Nationwide – ECNmag.com

Concrete For Taller Wind Turbine Towers Passes Tests, Could Help Expand Wind Energy NationwideECNmag.comSri Sritharan called up a digital map of the United States and pointed to a dark blue band running through the middle of the country. That's wind country. The blue band runs east from the Rockies to just south of the Great … [Read more...]

South Sioux City to receive wind energy from statewide grid – Blair Enterprise Publishing

South Sioux City to receive wind energy from statewide gridBlair Enterprise PublishingIn an effort to lower utility costs and further the city's sustainability initiative, South Sioux City will take part in a statewide wind energy project headed up by NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. The project is the Cottonwood Wind Energy … [Read more...]

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal miners – WIS

Chinese company offers free wind energy training to former US coal minersWISGoldwind Americas, an arm of a Chinese wind-turbine manufacturer, has been looking for workers to take permanent jobs on the Wyoming wind farms they supply. (Source: TLPOSCHARSKY/Flickr). (RNN) - A Chinese manufacturing company is offering … [Read more...]

Groups Say Billions Needed To Jumpstart Stalled Wind Energy Development In Maine – WNPR News

WNPR NewsGroups Say Billions Needed To Jumpstart Stalled Wind Energy Development In MaineWNPR NewsAfter a decade of rapid growth, wind energy in Maine has hit the doldrums. No big new wind projects are likely to go live anytime soon, and it could cost billions to unlock enough of the state's wind resource — the best in the … [Read more...]

How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundaries – Windpower Monthly (subscription)

Windpower Monthly (subscription)How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundariesWindpower Monthly (subscription)"We are serious about bringing this wind of change to Europe, about making it a significant source of our energy," he'll tell participants of Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London, 6-8th June – but he adds that … [Read more...]