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Some People Find Wind Turbines To Be Ugly

Regarding the aesthetics of wind turbines, Glenn Doty writes: It’s a matter of opinion and taste. For as long as I’ve been alive, I’ve seen windmills on postcards and paintings… expressions of beauty. The sleek towers today look far different

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America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Here’s some good news that I came across on Facebook just now: From Business Insider: America’s first offshore wind farm launched with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty.  It really does appear that offshore wind is

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From Guest Blogger Matt: Rooftop Wind Turbines

There is a lot of talk about green living nowadays, about energy efficient, sustainable homes, about reducing the consumption of energy by using and reusing natural resources and materials. This is all with the purpose of reducing pollution, waste, and

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From Guest Blogger Lizzie Weakly: Going Green–How Factories Everywhere Can Lower Emissions

Global warming is one of the most pressing issues of this century. It occurs naturally. However, as Jacqueline Lerche notes, pollution from human creations like factories has accelerated the process. Factory emissions lead to the production of ozone, carbon dioxide

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The Cost of Renewable Energy Continues To Plunge

I’m not normally one to banter about stereotypes about the people of various nationalities, but let’s be honest: the Scottish are generally known for their frugality. That’s why it’s noteworthy that Glasgow was the host to this year’s “All Energy”

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From Guest Blogger Anja: UK Sets New Record For Wind Power Production

Investing in renewable energy sources means investing in our future. While 2014 was an excellent year for wind energy, 2015 is already showing great potential. In fact, the newest statistics are indicating an annual market growth of 44 percent and

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From Guest Blogger Pano: Wind Farms for Renewable Energy: Is It Worth Investing in for the UK?

The UK Government has just backed £315 million worth of renewable energy projects and earlier this year it was announced that the UK is on track to hit our green targets. So it’s evident that providing a sustainable energy source

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Wind Energy Resources Vary According to Geography

This morning I awoke to:  Hi, my name is Josh Sowers and I’m a senior at Marais des Cygnes Valley high school (in Kansas). I am writing a essay on wind power and was wondering if I could ask a

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Want To Be a Wind Farm Operator?

No one understood this when I was a kid, but from one person to the next, there are many different preferred learning styles, and identifying the right one can make an appreciable difference in a person’s ability to absorb new

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Take a COOL Guess – the Fun Quiz on Clean Energy.  Today’s Topic: Efficiency in Wind Turbines

Question:  In physics, the Betz Limit is the top theoretic percentage of kinetic energy that can be extracted from a moving fluid, e.g., wind.  It’s based on the fact that, if you took it all, i.e., stopped the wind dead,

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