Wind Turbines

February 4, 2016, 5am PST
It's still a longshot for full-scale production, but a unique research partnership has produced a unique example of biomimicry: a wind turbine that borrows from palm trees to achieve new levels of energy production.
ASME
December 22, 2015, 10am PST
Can wind power gain the popularity of rooftop solar? A Brooklyn start-up is betting it can with the leasing of turbines, particularly to farmers and rural residents.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
July 17, 2015, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors acted against the recommendations of county planners in moving toward banning utility-scale wind energy production from unincorporated parts of the county.
Los Angeles Daily News
February 1, 2015, 7am PST
The city of Burlington, largest in the Green Mountain State, is the only city in the U.S. to provide electricity from entirely renewable sources, notwithstanding criticism from some environmentalists. PBS Newshour Weekend investigates.
PBS NewsHour
January 20, 2015, 8am PST
Visitors from small islands off the coast of Maine traveled to Samsø, a larger island off the coast of Denmark, to learn how to emulate its transformation into a model of renewable energy.
The New York Times
May 28, 2014, 6am PDT
With two new wind turbine installations at the tops of buildings in New York and dozens more in the pipeline, will turbines be as ubiquitous as water towers on the New York skyline?
New York Times
March 4, 2012, 7am PST
After not partaking heavily in wind power, New York is advancing plans to generate wind power on several fronts, reports Mireya Navarro.
The New York Times
August 15, 2011, 12pm PDT
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.
BBC News
May 5, 2011, 7am PDT
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.
Popular Science
March 25, 2011, 1pm PDT
Speigel Online reports that wind turbines are proving to be prone to breakdowns and accidents. In Europe, the wind business is booming, but growing concern about safety could put a crimp in the growing industry.
Climate Adaptation
March 4, 2011, 5am PST
The city of Reno, Nevada has installed nine different wind turbines around town to test out their varying designs in an effort to find out which is the most efficient turbine to consider for large-scale installation.
The Wall Street Journal
December 16, 2010, 1pm PST
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.
The New York Times
September 15, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
Metropolis Magazine
August 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
The U.S. Defense Department has become one of the largest hurdles for wind power projects, arguing that large wind turbines can cause interference with the military's communications technology.
The New York Times
August 18, 2010, 7am PDT
Officials in Scotland have announced plans to build a farm of floating wind turbines offshore.
The Guardian
April 7, 2010, 8am PDT
Roscoe, Texas is a rural town that was declining by degrees for decades, with a fierce wind that made crops difficult. A local started a wind farm business and the town is turning around, turning its curse into a blessing.
NEWS21
March 27, 2010, 1pm PDT
The giant Cape Wind turbine farm project has overcome significant opposition, but now two Massachusetts tribes are attempting to block its construction, claiming cultural and religious issues.
The Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2010, 5am PST
A small manufacturer of wind turbines in Colorado Springs, Colorado is ramping up to become the city's first renewable-energy company, specializing in small wind systems for urban homes.
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
December 9, 2009, 10am PST
A North Dakota man says he'll fight his city to keep his wind turbine.
The Bismarck Tribune
December 7, 2009, 10am PST
According to a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the proximity of homes to wind turbines showed no average negative impact on property values.
The New York Times