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Wind Power at Sea


I noted a great innovation a few years back – kites to enhance the power of ocean-going shipping.  Last week, we looked at

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More Offshore Wind

I noted in the last post below how the UK is ramping up its offshore wind industry and providing the port infrastructure to do this efficiently and in a timely fashion.  I also noted recently the major boost that

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Wind, Si; Nuclear, No – Part Deux

Following up on my post of the other day, there’s a poll just out from the Financial Times and Harris:  in the US and …

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Wind, Si; Nuclear, No


The venerable Matt Wald has been covering nuclear power and renewable energy technology at the NY Times since Hector was a pup.  He has the lead story today:  Offshore Wind Power …

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The Sun, Wind and Waves of Portugal

Sounds like a great vacation.  (It is.  I’ve been there a couple of times.)  But the Portuguese are putting their ocean waters, abundant wind and sun to another use as well:  producing renewable energy.  Libby Rosenthal had a characteristically interesting and informative

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Cape Wind – Phew!

Finally!  See this from Juliet Eilperin at the WaPo and this from the “Boston Globe.”  Plus, here’s the press release from the Department of the Interior.
Interior Secretary …

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Wind Power – More Bad Craziness

A story last week in the Washington Post gave me a jolt:  Pentagon objections hold up Oregon wind farm.  Two weeks prior to breaking ground on an 845-megawatt, $2 billion project in Oregon, the Department of Defense …

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Offshore Wind – The Sublime and The Ridiculous

I was talking with an old friend last week about how much renewable energy and energy efficiency can do for us.  Pretty much everything is my argument.  We are making progress along these lines that is sometimes breathtaking.
There …

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Here Come’s The Sun (and Wind) – Spain Edition

We are in Andalusia and it’s, no surprise, pretty hot and sunny.  The Spaniards have long since figured out that it’s going to be good for them to take advantage of the sun and its brother, the wind.  Our hotel in Granada had big solar thermal arrays on the roof.  …

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The Power of Wind

This cartoon, from Alex Gregory at “The New Yorker” (May 11, 2009), is a pause for fresh air.

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A Rushing Mighty Wind

“And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.”  I don’t mean to get Biblical on you, but that describes the sensation I’m getting these days.  If you prefer Bobby Dylan, then how about “You …

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Offshore Wind in the Northeast

In my review of a really great read, Cape Wind, I mentioned Bluewater Wind's proposal for Delaware waters.  There was an informative story in yesterday's "NY Times" magazine on this project: 

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Wind

I wrote about all the huffing and puffing by the "Alliance to Save Nantucket Sound" in my recent look at the great book, Cape Wind.  One of their arguments is …

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Cape Wind

What a great yarn!  A smart, successful, committed energy entrepreneur comes along with a solid project to provide enough zero-emission, renewable energy to supply, on a good day, all the stationary power needs of Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, and, if you had plug-in vehicles, a good bit of …

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Global Warming's Costs, Wind Power, and U.S. Law

Insurance Losses , I've written about the insurance industry's concerns about climate change several times before , see "Insurance Industry" here for instance.  See also the webpage on climate change for Lloyd's of London.
Here's

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