Wind power Stories June 26

The Department of the Interior under the Trump administration approved around half as many wind and solar projects on federal land as the Obama administration had at the same point in its first term, according to a report published yesterday by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

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Wind power Stories June 16

Danish green energy giant Ørsted CEO Henrik Poulsen has resigned after an eight-year tenure. Ørsted is now the world’s biggest offshore wind developer. It recently installed its 1,500th offshore wind turbine, in announced on June 11.

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Wind power Stories May 28

What do you think of when you think of Houston and energy? Oil and gas, probably. But did you know that Houston buys more green energy than any other city in the US?

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Wind power Stories May 27

The Sierra Club has released a green recovery report that asserts that 9 million US jobs could be created every year for the next 10 years “while building an economy that fosters cleaner air and water, higher wages, healthier communities, greater equity, and a more stable climate.”

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Wind power Stories May 7

Swedish engineering and industrial design company Modvion has erected the first wooden wind turbine tower on an island outside Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a pilot project for the Swedish Wind Technology Centre and will be used for research purposes.

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Wind power Stories May 6

Top US and British economists, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment chairman Lord Nicholas Stern, published a working paper on Tuesday that asserts that the most effective coronavirus stimulus packages will also focus on reducing carbon emissions.

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Wind power Stories April 28

David Byrne (yes, that David Byrne, of the band Talking Heads) runs an online publication called Reasons to be Cheerful. Yesterday, Byrne published a feature that he authored that explores “how a conservative, oil-pumping state became one of the world’s biggest generators of wind power.” And that state is Texas.

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Wind power Stories March 26

The US Senate has unanimously passed the $2 trillion stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the largest emergency aid package in US history. And the green energy sector didn’t get anything, as expected… but neither did Big Oil.

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Wind power Stories March 13

Green energy undercuts more than $600B in coal investments

Coal developers risk wasting nearly $640 billion because it’s already cheaper to generate electricity from green energy than from new coal plants in all major markets, Carbon Tracker Initiative reported yesterday.

Wind power Stories March 3

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson lifts David Cameron’s UK moratorium on onshore wind farms.
  • Researchers in Scotland discover a new fuel-cell compound that could revolutionize green energy.
  • Germany breaks a green energy usage record in February.

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