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Forget Eagle Deaths, Wind Turbines Kill Humans

Forget Eagle Deaths, Wind Turbines Kill Humans | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
If human life is worth $129,000 per year, and coal kills 15,000 people a year in the U.S., that means the industry gets about $37 billion in death tax credits per year.Wind's death subsidy is only a few million dollars and nuclear doesn't get any...

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Eagle permit extensions could be a boon for the wind industry - High Country News (blog)

Eagle permit extensions could be a boon for the wind industry - High Country News (blog) | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
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Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy | Video on TED.com

TED Talks What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing.

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Daniel Parsons's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:17 AM

Grid level storage with an inovative battery idea.. worth the 15mins it took to watch this video.. Thanks Donald..

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Wind could meet many times world's total power demand by 2030, Stanford researchers say

Wind could meet many times world's total power demand by 2030, Stanford researchers say | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
Adapting a sophisticated climate model, researchers show that there is plenty of wind available to supply half to several times the world's total energy needs within the next two decades.

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World's first hybrid wind/current generator could generate double the power

World's first hybrid wind/current generator could generate double the power | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
A new kind of hybrid generator promises to double the power output for the same surface area, by also harvesting energy from ocean currents.

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Stanford scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid

Stanford scientists calculate the energy required to store wind and solar power on the grid | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
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Renewable energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But there are times when solar and wind farms generate more electricity than is needed by consumers.

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Using Spatial Data and Web Mapping Tools to Support Wind Energy Planning off the North Carolina Coast | Digital Coast

Using Spatial Data and Web Mapping Tools to Support Wind Energy Planning off the North Carolina Coast | Digital Coast | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
Case study: how @NOAA spatial data, web mapping tools support wind energy planning off the North Carolina coast. http://t.co/SE4Y3RHluE

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How simulation improves gears for wind turbines

How simulation improves gears for wind turbines | Wind Energy | Scoop.it

Optimizing gear tooth shape in an efficient and accurate manner results in more durable gears for yaw and pitch drives in wind turbines. This in turn allows for more reduced in-field failure and allows wind turbines to continue generating electricity at a winder range of wind conditions.


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Energy Department Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West

Energy Department Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
Energy Department Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West (Increased cycling of fossil generator due to wind & solar only decreases the emissions savings from renewables by...
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Wind could meet many times world's total power demand by 2030, Stanford researchers say

Wind could meet many times world's total power demand by 2030, Stanford researchers say | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
Adapting a sophisticated climate model, researchers show that there is plenty of wind available to supply half to several times the world's total energy needs within the next two decades.

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North American Windpower: Raising The Discourse: How Wind Industry Can Help Avoid 'Climate Emergency'

North American Windpower: Raising The Discourse: How Wind Industry Can Help Avoid 'Climate Emergency' | Wind Energy | Scoop.it

As general-session panelists dutifully recited the attributes of wind energy at the recently concluded WINDPOWER 2013 in Chicago, fellow panelist Larry Schweiger, president/CEO at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), let forth with statements so pointed that they quickly shattered the...


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Floating turbine buoys offshore wind potential

Floating turbine buoys offshore wind potential | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
Floating wind farms could soon be powering European homes after a prototype seaborne turbine sailed through technological trials.

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The politicians are wrong - 100% renewable energy is possible - The Guardian

The politicians are wrong - 100% renewable energy is possible - The Guardian | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
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it is unrealistic to suggest renewable energy alone can deliver all of our energy needs in the medium term.
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Vestas announces second US wind project order - Denver Post

Vestas announces second US wind project order - Denver Post | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
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Large hub castings are ready for assembly at Vestas Wind Systems, a high-tech wind power producer, at its plant in Brighton.
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North Carolina Offshore Wind: The Risks, Rewards And Recommendations - North American Windpower

North Carolina Offshore Wind: The Risks, Rewards And Recommendations - North American Windpower | Wind Energy | Scoop.it

Bev Perdue released a comprehensive study on the state's potential for offshore energy, including the pros and cons of developing offshore wind power.


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Solar Power & Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power In US

Solar Power & Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power In US | Wind Energy | Scoop.it

It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

In fact—using the official U.S. government estimates of health and environmental costs from burning fossil fuels—the study shows it’s cheaper to replace a typical existing coal-fired power plant with a wind turbine than to keep the old plant running. And new electricity generation from wind could be more economically efficient than natural gas.


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yongyee yang's comment, September 27, 2013 1:41 PM
I think that its nice to have cleaner fuel that is cheaper than the fossil fuels we have been using. Its really great how technology has advanced to the point where we can start using smarter energy resources and keep the world and everything in it cleaner.
Mallory Christy's comment, September 27, 2013 3:06 PM
I also agree with Yong.
Vanessa Chapman's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:38 PM

This article is a great example of why we should change to wind and solar electricity! I don't understand why big factory producers still continue to use coal. Facts show that wind/solar power is cheaper. Producers would make more money from using wind/solar electricity. They would also be helping the enviroment and the Earth. If we can start a change in how we produce electricity with solar/wind instead of coal, we can help our Earth! Wind turbines spin creating electricity. The sun also can provide electricity in and eniromentally friendly way. These are both acts of nauture and great sources of power. Cloudy days, or non-windy days should't effect it to much because the energy can be stored from previous days. It would be amazing if we could get more factories to change to wind/solar power and stop endangering the Earth!

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Wind farm windfall boosts Henry County coffers

Wind farm windfall boosts Henry County coffers | Wind Energy | Scoop.it
Wind turbines rise from Henry County corn fields. They generate clean energy for the Tennessee Valley Authority. But with 133 turbines operating and 50 more for Mid American Energy, it also makes q...

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