Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind Power

Brush up on your knowledge of wind! 10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create electricity. Learn how a wind turbine works. 9. Today’s wind turbines …

Clean Energy at the Heart of Stimulus Plans to Counter the Coronavirus Crisis?

The impact of the coronavirus around the world and the resulting turmoil in global markets are dominating global attention. As governments respond to these interlinked crises, they must not lose sight of a major challenge of our time: clean energy transitions. The coronavirus is turning into an unprecedented international crisis, …

Offshore Windfarms ‘Can Provide More Electricity Than the World Needs’

Erecting wind turbines on the world’s best offshore sites could provide more than enough clean energy to meet global electricity demand, according to a report. A detailed study of the world’s coastlines has found that offshore windfarms alone could provide more electricity than the world needs – even if they …

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Turning Europe into a Giant Wind Farm Could Power the Entire World

On windy days, Europe’s growing number of wind farms can run entire nations on clean energy. But what if there were turbines in every potential location? Scientists have calculated that in such a scenario – however unlikely – Europe could generate enough onshore wind power to satisfy the entire world’s …

New Cross-Sector Project Targets Wind Turbine Blades Recycling

The wind energy industry in Europe has joined forces with two other industry bodies to tackle the issue of turbine blades waste. WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association have developed a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to recycle wind turbine blades. Turbine …

Domestic Efficiency Measures ‘Pay for Themselves 12 years Faster Than Renewables’

Energy efficiency measures pay for themselves 12 years faster than renewable energy installations. That’s according to new research from price comparison website MoneySuperMarket, which highlights how the average renewable installation, such as rooftop solar panels or mini wind turbines, takes 21 years and three months before it starts to make …