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Wind Installations Lag in US, Surge in China in 2013

Despite drop in US installations, 2014 promises renewed growth.       From CleanTechnica Silvio Marcaccio, February 6, 2014 Policy uncertainty buffeted the world’s wind energy industry in 2013, somewhat slowing overall capacity additions, but strong headwinds appear ready to lift the industry to new heights in 2014. This look back, and look ahead, comes…

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New Turbine Towers Above the Competition

Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announce prototype of massive 8 MW offshore wind turbine.     From Renewable Energy World Renewable Energy World Editors, February 4, 2014   The newest king of offshore wind turbines represents not only the latest example of partnership in the offshore wind sector — but also the return of the…

Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind?

As one of the most popular renewable energy technologies, wind energy has received loads of media attention in recent years. It’s been touted as the most versatile technology to power our future, an expensive obstruction to once-pristine landscapes, a bird killer, and more. As we now know, the truth nearly always lies somewhere in the…