Posts tagged: Power Grid

What AWEA Doesn’t Want You To Know About Wind Power

In 2011, wind energy generated 2.9 percent of our electricity. And, yes, its level of generation has more than doubled since President Obama has taken office. While there is no doubt that his policies have benefited the wind industry, the major policy influencing wind power growth has been renewable electricity standards that 30 states and […]

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Wind Farms Warming up the Earth

By Eric Niiler Published May 05, 2012 Discovery News New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomenon that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution. Researchers used satellite data from 2003 to 2011 to […]

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West Texas Wind Turbines

Winds of fortune sweep West Texas By Simone Sebastian PECOS COUNTY – Every workday before sunrise, 10 BP workers gather on a West Texas sheep farm for morning calisthenics. They need loose limbs to manage BP’s 22,000 acres in the oil-rich Permian Basin, where temperatures can soar beyond 110 degrees. The oil giant leases the land […]

Saturday March 3rd, 2012 in , , , | Comments Off on West Texas Wind Turbines