Tag Archive for 'windfarms'

Bird deaths cast shadow over wind power

19Oct07

While wind power is currently largely unregulated in the US, it is becoming the subject of more and more criticism regarding the killing of birds due to collisions with wind towers and spinning turbine blades. Although the total number of bird fatalities are hard to estimate, the American Bird Conservancy puts the number between 30′000 […]

Offshore Windfarms - More good news

13Oct07

This post first appeared some time ago on The Mildly Entertaining Blog.
You might recall an earlier post on Offshore Windfarms. Well, as it turns out, the trend is escalating in European countries with extremely limited space.
The Netherlands recently built the farthest offshore windfarm, dubbed Q7 - at 23km into the sea. At this […]

Unobtrusive Clean Energy

13Oct07

This post originally appeared some time ago on The Mildly Entertaining Blog.
Recently I read a very interesting blog entry on Fogonazos about a new trend in the clean energy business - Offshore wind farms. The first thing that hits you about this concept is that one of the big complaints about wind power, namely that […]


Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.

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