Browsing the "wind power" Tag

Why Wind Power Works in the UK

October 4th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

In the UK, we have some of the most suitable weather for different types of renewable energy systems to work at their best. Although both solar and tidal power are renewable energy sources which are being put to good use already, it is wind power that has made the biggest impact on the general awareness of clean power generation

Sailing Ships Carrying Coffee: a Sustainable Step Forward?

September 10th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The notion of using sailing ships to transport cargo probably seems like a giant step backwards... unless you consider that environmental impact of modern shipping. Carrotmob is challenging a California coffee company to try out sail-powered shipping in exchange for $150,000 in "buycott" sales

Global Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

March 14th, 2012 | by Earth Policy Institute

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption

Wind Power Facts: Emissions Through the Lifecycle

January 9th, 2012 | by Chris Keenan

A recent scholarly paper decided to tackle the problem of the emissions of wind power, wishing to quantify the actual emissions so as to make accurate comparisons between wind power and other sources of electrical power generations

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