Category: China

How China Can Ramp Up Wind Power

China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power — if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a newly published MIT study. The study forecasts that wind power could provide 26 percent of China’s projected electricity demand by 2030, up from 3 percent in 2015. Such a […]

Friday September 30th, 2016 in Articles, China, Research, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on How China Can Ramp Up Wind Power

Bird Stops Rollercoaster

 BEIJING –  Roller-coaster riders at one of Beijing’s major amusement parks were left hanging upside down for almost 20 minutes when a bird stood on one of the ride’s safety sensors. Read More…

Thursday March 24th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Birds, Captain Eagle, China, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Lieutenant Habicht, News | Comments Off on Bird Stops Rollercoaster

Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

The wind industry promotes itself as better for the environment than traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas.For example, the industry claims that wind energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming. But there are many ways to skin a cat. As IER pointed out last week, even if wind curbs […]

Wednesday October 23rd, 2013 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, California Eagles, Cape Cod Eagles, China, Eagles, News, Texas Eagles, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste

Thousands of Birds Paying a High Price for Green Energy

Wind turbines do kill birds. Even their most passionate advocates concede that. They argue that (a) if turbines are placed appropriately only an extremely small number of birds are killed and (b) these deaths can be compensated by saving other birds elsewhere. It stands to reason that if you build a wind turbine in a […]

Official Sidelined for Fining Wetlands Wind Developer

CHINA: China Guodian Group last month escaped a CNY 5.59 million ($879,639) fine for building a wind farm in a protected wetland, with the official who imposed the penalty removed from his post. The utility’s Hefeng Wind Power Development subsidiary was originally hit with the fine in June after a swan was killed flying into […]

Saturday September 1st, 2012 in Articles, Birds, China, News, Raptors, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Official Sidelined for Fining Wetlands Wind Developer