Wind turbines are a great source of renewable energy, but they also pose a hazard to local bird populations. Some wind farms have started painting turbines black to prevent this, but wind company Avangrid Renewables has gone one step further and launched a condor breeding program … [Read more...] about Wind farm funds condor breeding program to offset potential species harm
Politicians who lobby against the renewable energy industry often use the death toll of birds at wind farms as a way to argue against wind energy. But apparently, there’s a simple solution to reduce the number of deaths that happen at the blades of wind turbines: black paint. … [Read more...] about How black paint can drastically reduce bird deaths at wind farms
As absurd as it might sound, many wind energy projects have been denied over the years because people don’t want wind turbines to disrupt their view. To overcome this aesthetic opposition to wind farms, which is known as NIMBY (not in my backyard), the international design … [Read more...] about What if wind farms doubled as public art installations?
Currently, offshore wind provides only 0.3% of global power generation. But a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) claims that setting up wind turbines on the world’s best offshore sites could provide more than enough clean energy to outstrip global energy … [Read more...] about Offshore wind power could singlehandedly meet world’s energy needs
Three developers have made history in the wind power game by buying a record of 390,000 acres of federal water for the price of $405 million. These firms will each pay $135 million to the federal government for the rights to build massive windmills in the respective slices of the … [Read more...] about Record-breaking 390,000 acres auctioned off for offshore wind farming