Wind Power

Although the United States built less new energy capacity than in the same time period last year, renewable energy dominated the capacity to come online so far in 2014.
Apr 24, 2014   Next City
An independent analysis insists that Fishermen's Energy's 30-megawatt wind farm project could cause a statewide economic disaster, writes Tom Johnson.
Feb 8, 2012   Next American City
James Kanter reports on plans by Danish government to generate half the nation’s power from wind within eight years, and whether too much of a good thing, in this case, may lead to failure.
Jan 24, 2012   The New York Times
Current wind farm technology requires a lot of space between blades. A new report proposes that "counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbines" would draw power more efficiently on less land.
Aug 15, 2011   BBC News
Across the heartland and the East Coast record heat waves have caused enormous electricity usage, but no blackouts have occurred. Yet there are concerns that EPA regulations that cause older coal plants to shut down could have dire consequences.
Aug 14, 2011   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
The Economist reports "a case of favoritism towards electricity generated by federal dams" in the Columbia River basin, a stretch of land that encompasses Oregon, Washington state, Idaho, and western Montana.
Jun 24, 2011   The Economist
Building wind farms in the ocean is an ideal way to generate electricity, but it's not so easy to get that energy back to shore efficiently. This article looks as a transmission project that could address that issue.
May 5, 2011   Popular Science
Internet search giant Google has announced plans for the long-term purchase of power produced by a 100 megawatt wind power plant being built in Oklahoma.
Apr 23, 2011   Reuters
A team of Italian architects have proposed a honeycomb-like design for a viaduct that would include built-in wind turbines.
Feb 6, 2011   Popular Science
Chinese wind-turbine manufacturers are making a push into the U.S. market. Some say the move will create green jobs and foster growth, while others worry it threatens America's still-developing industry.
Dec 16, 2010   The New York Times
The competition is fierce and blustery in the business of off-shore wind energy generation, as companies vie to launch bigger and better wind turbines off the coast of the United Kingdom.
Sep 15, 2010   Metropolis Magazine