Tag: Alternative Energy

VisionAIR3: Heralding a Revolution in Wind Turbines?

VisionAIR3: Heralding a Revolution in Wind Turbines?

In the last few days the official debut of a new vertical axis micro wind turbine was launched.  It’s a  new addition to the UGE (formerly Urban Green Energy) portfolio of turbines.  It’s called the “VisionAIR3”,  and is a ramped up, high-efficiency version of the company’s earlier micro-vertical axis wind turbine models. in 2012 UGE […]

The Future Cost of Windpower: New Research Published online

MarketReportsOnline have made available a major report on the cost of wind power energy, then, now and in the future. It is available here:  http://www.marketreportsonline.com/395631.html. The report begins by covering the basics that most in the industry would concur with: The research says that wind power is a capital intensive industry with most of the investment […]

Shock! Horror! UK Wind Turbines are sometimes Powered by the Grid!

Shock! Horror! UK Wind Turbines are sometimes Powered by the Grid!

  In a series of  articles in certain areas of the UK media (essentially the usual anti-wind Not in My Back Yard suspects) it has been “revealed” that wind turbines take, rather than contribute,  power from the National Grid.  Cue the usual semi-hysterical scribblings of the wind-watch hacks venting their spleens in mock indignation that […]

Brazil Should Add More Wind Power to Hydro Power

Brazil Should Add More Wind Power to Hydro Power

There can be no doubt that Brazil has done a great job in moving away from those contaminating fossil fuels.  As an example, in 2009 Brazil produced an astonishing 85% of its electricity from renewable resources. Very few other large countries can match that; neighbouring Argentina only produces just over a quarter of its electricity […]

Germany Leads the Way in Wind and Solar Power

Germany is the world’s fourth-largest economy and nearly a third of its electric power comes from renewable energy. That fraction is increasing… Indeed it is now thought that Germany is an ideal global test bed for the feasibility of using renewable energy on a large scale. Let’s look at other countries that generate a large […]

Rockefellers Abandon Oil, Gas and Coal in Favour of Cleaner Energy

Rockefellers Abandon Oil, Gas and Coal in Favour of Cleaner Energy

In a move that is likely to have massive (positive) ramifications, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, built with profits from their great-grandfather’s Standard Oil Co., is selling investments in the fossil fuel industry in a move to put pressure companies that are adding to climate change. They are, US newspapers claim, getting out of “Big Oil” […]