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Busting solar myths

Wind turbine syndrome, vibro-acoustic disorder, and now solar blindness…Fact or fiction? The myth busters may have to work on these ones but for now, other myths in the solar energy area are being dispelled by the company Sunrise Solar. Myth 1: Solar electricity cannot provide a significant part of America’s electricity needs. Fact: The solar […]

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Beware of wind energy side effects

Aside from its unprofitability forecast, maybe Shell knows something about wind energy that we don’t when they pulled out of their UK offshore wind farm investment. According to this article from New Scientist, a study shows that the moving blades from wind turbines can cause a drop in pressure that makes the delicate lungs of […]

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Shell out of wind

Are major oil companies just full of hot air when it comes to their clean energy strategies? Last month, Shell decided to abandon its stake in a large offshore wind farm in the UK, which was then bought by energy company E.ON and Danish utility firm DONG Energy. According to this article from the International […]

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China’s green revolution

Here’s a nice interesting insight from my colleague John Richardson about China’s fast track towards becoming the world’s leader in clean technologies. If you’re an ICIS subscriber (about ICIS), you can access the whole article in this link. Or you can also read the unedited somewhat similar version on his blog. Otherwise (that is if […]

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Weekly News Roundup

This week’s big news (for me at least) is Mayor Mike Bloomberg considering wind energy projects in New York City. According to this article from the New York Times, the mayor is not only looking to install wind turbines in the windy parts of Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island (what about Staten Island?), the top […]

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Stronger US wind power

Here’s a nice cool story from the New York Times about a certain Nebraska town and its growing pride in their windy condition. Ainsworth, Nebraska, according to the article, became the state’s first major wind farm with 36 wind turbines erected in late 2005. Nebraska Public Power District, the state’s largest utility, hopes that within […]

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Is geothermal better than wind and solar?

Investment news on solar and wind are plentiful but not much on geothermal projects. Still, compared to sporadic energy capacity of wind and solar (estimated around 20-35%), geothermal energy is continuous with more than 70% capacity factor. So what drags the development of this huge sources of energy coming from the center of the earth? […]

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A Gore-y energy plan?

Ex-vice president Al Gore seems to think that the US is ready and able to eliminate the use of coal, natural gas or petroleum oil in US electricity within 10 years by using alternative energies such as wind, solar and geothermal. According to his speech yesterday (see the video below), his plan of a carbon-free […]

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The Future of Energy from The Economist

On my way back to New York from Paris, I was able to grab a free copy of The Economist’s June 21st issue from an American Airlines stewardess as their copies of Vanity Fair magazine (featuring Angelina Jolie) were already gone. I guess I am unable to escape my green blogging job as the issue’s […]

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Hot air news

My pile of wind news is bursting at the seams so I’d better released them now… Major wind energy generator GE said it achieved more than 115 million hours of operation through its installed global fleet of 1.5 megawatt wind turbines. The company also said today that federal tax incentives for wind energy projects (which […]

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