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The renewable energy market is steadily growing in an African continent that can pride itself to possess in abundance a good mix of resources – sun, water, biomass and wind. Although far less uniformly distributed than the well documented solar resources, Africa with a large coastline still has one ...
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BUILDING IN RHODE Island isn’t easy. Hurricanes and tropical storms barrel through its quaint coastline towns, interrupting perfect summer weekends. Freezing winters bring blizzards that can shut down the entire state. And every season features corrosive salty winds, biting at the coast as if sent b...
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Governments are still spending billions on nuclear research, writes Paul Brown - but 2015 looks like being an unhappy year for the industry as it continues to shrink while renewables grow, amid massive delays and cost over-runs. With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global ...
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Green energy co-operatives are enjoying a renaissance in the Ontario power market. In several cities and towns in southern and southwestern Ontario you'll see large buildings or fields with solar-panel arrays, with some wind farms dotting the landscape. Often those projects are the creations of co...
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Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.   A new Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to con...
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Airborne wind turbines hovering high in the air and tethered to the ground, like kites, have the potential to generate huge amounts of electricity, based on a recent wind availability study led by the University of Delaware. Researchers pinpointed tracts of the atmosphere ideal for locati...
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New wind farms have a longer economic lifespan than gas-turbine power stations, according to fresh research that also dismisses claims that ageing wind installations are a bad investment. The UK has a target of generating 15 per cent of the nation's energy from renewable resources such as wind farm...
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The secret is out: our gadgets and computers are using a ton of energy, driving fossil fuel consumption and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Various reports in the past few years, including a couple high profile releases from the New York Times and Greenpeace, have called attention to the 30 Gig...
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Colorado's wind industry is thriving but far-flung By John Young   A windmill near the Pawnee Buttes at Pawnee National Grasslands. (Denver Post file) PEETZ — A tumbleweed darts across the highway. By most definitions, this heralds one's arrival at nowhere. Instead, in this case, ...
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Wind power could generate up to 18% of the world’s electricity by 2050, compared with 2.6% today, according to new IEA research.Wind Energy – 2013 Edition finds that nearly 300 gigawatts of current wind power worldwide must increase eight- to ten-fold to achieve the roadmap’s vision, with the more t...
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Temporary but strategic financing of emerging new-energy technologies is an absolute necessity. If we want clean-energy alternatives, if we want energy diversity, we need to pry open toeholds for their emergence and scale-up. Why is this? The reason is that the U.S. energy market is riven with barr...
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U.S. companies built record 13.2 gigawatts worth of new wind power capacity in the country in 2012, according to a study released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A large factor in the construction record is that companies rushed to complete projects before production tax credits for wind proj...
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I’m pleased to report that it didn’t take long to achieve one of my new year’s resolutions for Congress – extending the federal tax credits for wind power and other renewable energy sources. The deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” that passed the Senate and the House yesterday, and is expecte...
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  Leeco Steel LLC’s fortunes rose even during the Great Recession thanks to a single customer: the burgeoning U.S. wind-energy industry. Leeco had 50 employees when it started selling 7 ton steel plates to wind-tower makers in 2004. It now has 125, and wind accounts for about 40 percent of ...
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