Wind-powered lamp post helps reduce light pollution

Inhabitant

Tobias Trübenbacher, a design student from Berlin, has created a wind-powered lamp post that uses an integrated wind rotor to generate energy and a motion detection system to create an insect-friendly light spectrum

Shine Turbine is a wind-powered portable device charger

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This portable wind-turbine weighs less than three pounds and fits in your backpack

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Lessons From the Failed Cape Wind Project: Renewable Energy Advocates Must Protect Indigenous Voices

Union of Concerned Scientists

Cape Wind was aimed at building the United States’ first ever offshore wind farm, but officials failed to consult the local Wampanoag tribe threatening its ability to make decisions about culturally-important land.

Scandinavia’s largest wind farm has opened

A Greener Life

Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. Kriegers Flak, the largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia , has been opened by the Swedish energy giant Vattenfall. A significant increase in wind power capacity. By Anders Lorenzen. Photo credit: Vattenfall.

IKEA becomes a household renewable energy seller

A Greener Life

Ingka Group, which is the owner of most IKEA stores globally, said households would be able to buy affordable renewable electricity from solar and wind parks and track the usage through an app. business CSR energy sustainability IKEA Ingka Group renewable energy solar power wind power

Opinion: What the gas crisis tells us

A Greener Life

It is prompted in large part by low gas storage capacity, the COVID-19 pandemic, a power plant coming offline and low wind speeds responsible for a downturn in wind power output. Photo credit: Getty Images. By Anders Lorenzen.

Greenberg Traurig Represents Inversiones Latin America Power Ltda. in US$403.9 Million Bond Offering

E2 Law Blog

counsel to Inversiones Latin America Power Limitada, one of the largest wind generation companies in Chile, as issuer in the offering of US$403.9 Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) acted as U.S.

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Ørsted Consolidates Customer Solutions & Bioenergy Divisions

Planet Save

Danish power company and offshore wind giant Ørsted announced Tuesday that it would consolidate two of its business units, Customer Solutions and Bioenergy, in the wake of various decisions which.

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Analysis: Biden’s big push for offshore wind

A Greener Life

The Block Island wind offshore wind farm. US’s President Biden continues to drive forward his ambitious climate agenda by launching an ambitious offshore wind strategy. Powering 10 million homes. Photo credit: Ionna22 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 – via Wikimedia.

New Digital Tool Tracks Impacts of Offshore Wind on Marine Life

Scientific American

An environmental non-profit hopes to support development of wind power while protecting whales and fish. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Four cheap solutions to climate change

Edouard Stenger

— Ditching coal and natural gas for solar and wind. Renewable energy sources have been booming in the US (+262 % and over 4,600% from 2008 to 2016 for wind and solar, respectively. Wind power costs could drop another 50%.

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France is late on its energy transition

Edouard Stenger

The graphs below, using official data , show the added capacities for solar and wind since 2008. GW of wind capacity in September 2016, which produced 21 TWh in 2015. Wind power currently employs a little less than 15,000 people.

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Biden administration plans for offshore wind near California

Inhabitant

The Biden administration has struck a deal with the Department of Defense to open the California coast to wind power exploration

In Glasgow, Financiers Vow to Shift Investments from Fossil Fuels to Renewables

Yale E360

Does it finance coal or wind power, deforestation or ecological recovery? Follow the money. Whatever politicians promise, what matters is where investment goes.

Biden administration aims to cut costs for solar, wind projects on public land

Environmental News Bits

The Biden administration plans to make federal lands cheaper to access for solar and wind power developers after the clean power industry argued in a lobbying push this year that lease rates and fees are too high to draw investment and could torpedo the president’s climate change agenda. Read the full story from Reuters.

Smithfield reveals new commitments in its 2020 Sustainability Impact Report

Environmental News Bits

The protein supplier has announced it will reduce GHG emissions across its entire domestic supply chain 30 percent by 2030 as well as obtain 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind power, over the same time period. Read the full story in Food Engineering.

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A Leading US Utility Stealthily Fights the Electrification of Heating Systems

Yale E360

Eversource Energy, New England’s largest utility, markets itself as a company that strives for carbon neutrality and invests in offshore wind power.

How many trees are needed to offset a city's carbon emissions?

Inhabitant

While the push for electric vehicles and renewable energy through solar panels, wind power and hydroelectricity takes the spotlight, another part of the solution equation is growing all around us in the form of trees Countries around the world are in a race to find solutions for these types of greenhouse gases, which are a result of human activities like driving cars and manufacturing goods.

IEA Unveils Ambitious Path to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Yale E360

The Climate Bill inside the Infrastructure Bill

Legal Planet

For instance, Iowa can generate more wind power than it can get to markets in Chicago and further east. Under an earlier law, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the power to designate national transmission corridors where new transmission is urgently needed.

Oil majors are eying up renewable energy projects

A Greener Life

Research from Global Data, an analytical firm, shows that BP, Total and Shell are working actively to restructure their businesses and infrastructure to add renewable power projects in their portfolio. A significant portion of this will be fulfilled by renewable power generation.

Harnessing the Wind: 3 Legal Considerations When Signing a Wind Lease

JANZEN AG

Wind power in my part of the world has become a very popular “clean” energy source for power companies. Wind power has also become very controversial, leading to highly contentious zoning fights at the county level.

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Renewable Energy Efforts Highlighted in Draft Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Louisiana

The Energy Law Blog

Carbon capture can use a variety of techniques to remove emissions from industrial and power production operations post-combustion. Carbon Capture and Sequestration Climate Change Energy Energy & Natural Resources Environmental Renewable Energy Wind Energy

Louisiana’s Future in Offshore Wind: Takeaways from Louisiana Wind Week

The Energy Law Blog

Last week, the Louisiana Governor’s Office hosted Louisiana Wind Week 2021 to assess Louisiana’s future in offshore wind energy development. The first-day session focused on Federal and State administration priorities and regulatory overviews of offshore wind leasing.

Louisiana’s Future in Offshore Wind: Takeaways from Louisiana Wind Week

The Energy Law Blog

Last week, the Louisiana Governor’s Office hosted Louisiana Wind Week 2021 to assess Louisiana’s future in offshore wind energy development. The first-day session focused on Federal and State administration priorities and regulatory overviews of offshore wind leasing.

Optimal size for wind farms is revealed by computational study

Physics World

Optimizing the placement of turbines within a wind farm can significantly increase energy extraction – but only until the installation reaches a certain size, researchers in the US conclude. They considered multiple, idealized simulations of both small and large wind farms.

What could we do with $120 billion to protect the ocean and fight climate change?

Ocean Conservancy

This February, an extreme freeze in Texas left millions without power, took over 200 lives and caused dead fish to wash up along Texas shorelines. The Power of Making Smart Investments. Offshore wind power is a key ocean-based climate solution that we need to invest in.

Renewable Energy? For some, the answer may not be blowing in the wind.

Acoel

These projects, including solar and wind are welcomed by many. Generation of wind energy involves little or no water use, few if any chemicals, and virtually no waste disposal. Compared with coal, oil, gas and shale gas development, wind projects are an environmentalist’s dream come true. So why are wind projects so difficult to develop? Like all viable wind projects, this one was slated to be sited in an area with abundant wind resources on a hilltop ridge.

Oil Majors’ Commitment to Net-Zero Emissions Leads to Investments in Wind Energy

The Energy Law Blog

As companies make this transition into renewable energy, one sector picking up speed is wind energy. As these companies are moving towards clean energy, an emerging source of renewable energy is wind power. The wind energy sector is gaining global traction, as exemplified by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement, in a speech given this month, that wind energy would be powering every home in the U.K. According to the Offshore Wind in the U.S.

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Towards Optimal Climate Policy, Part II

Legal Planet

That in turn increases the political support for decarbonization policy, since powerful actors now have positive incentives to support it.

Mainers Opposing Clean Renewable Energy? What’s Wrong?

Acoel

Yet Mainers are questioning whether to accept a new 145-mile electric transmission line that will bring hydropower from Quebec into the New England power grid, removing 3.0 The $950 million cost will be funded entirely by Massachusetts to achieve Massachusetts’ climate change goals, but the power will feed into the New England power pool serving the region, including a proportional share for Maine’s electric customers. Posted on May 18, 2021 by Ken Gray.

Analysis: Russia’s slow progress on climate action set to pick up speed

A Greener Life

A person walks past solar panels of the Isyangulovo solar power plant in Russia’s Republic of Bashkortostan. Moscow has now set its sights on building pragmatic relations with some of the more powerful EU countries on a bilateral basis.

Who Can’t Get No Respect? Rodney Dangerfield and Offshore Wind Energy

Acoel

Like Dangerfield, advocates for the clean energy technology known as offshore wind power (OSW) have confronted a regulatory field of danger from hesitant environmental and utility regulators, legislators, beachfront home owners, and a most difficult set of critics—fishermen. The cables and mooring lines from floating wind projects, and cables from any other type of OSW project, will interfere with the navigation of fishermen and other boaters on the water.

Analysis: Is hydrogen the new oil?

A Greener Life

Japan, a long-time supporter of nuclear power, now has serious hydrogen ambitions. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be powered by hydrogen. The Tokyo Olympics will be powered by a fuel with ambition – hydrogen.

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Circle of Blue - Untitled Article

Circle of Blue

Hydropower generation across California and the American West has declined in this extremely dry year, meaning that electricity providers will lean more heavily on natural gas, solar, and wind power. Transcript.

Floating Foundations: The Future of Offshore Wind

The Energy Law Blog

With recent increased investments in wind power, the development of floating offshore wind farms presents the potential to access areas previously unavailable. On floating offshore wind farms, a wind turbine is attached to a floating structure which is tethered to the sea floor, as opposed to the turbine being a fixed foundation in the sea. This allows the wind turbines to operate in deeper waters. [1].

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West-facing panels help solve solar energy’s main problem

Edouard Stenger

To conclude, having solar panels facing directions ranging from South to West could help wipe out most of daytime energy demand, leaving night-time demand to be filled by energy storage, wind power, other renewables such as geothermal and biogas.

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Survey of Proposed Legislation Across the States Affecting the Energy Industry in 2021

The Energy Law Blog

Additionally, Texas lawmakers will hear legislation that seeks stricter rules regarding the structural integrity of above-ground storage tanks at chemical plants, refineries, electric power plants, and other similar storage facilities. However, Governor Charlie Baker vetoed the bill, citing concerns related to the interim emission target and the requirement that utilities procure more offshore wind power, among others. [7]

Energy Infrastructure Siting Authority

Vermont Law

from fossil fuels by impeding the construction of pipelines that feed fossil fuel power plants. On the other hand, the dramatic rise in renewable electricity generation, particularly wind power, has created a need for construction of new transmission lines to bring electricity to market.

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Is Bitcoin Bad For The Environment?

Environment Blog

The problem with this process, from an environmental point of view, is that the verifications require a lot of processing power. Mining rigs are powerful computers and are known to run hot. Even the latest iterations of these computers are still power-hungry.

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