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The Wind Tree – a new striking wind power generator for urban environments

France is not really a country you associate with renewable energy, considering how steadfast the French cling to nuclear power. Hence I was quite surprised to come across this CNN article about the so-called Arbre à Vent a.k.a. “Wind Tree”, … Continue reading

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Amazon uses wind power to supply its datacentres

I have long been a satisfied user of Amazon, both as a reader and self-published writer. However, Amazon does not only sell books and other things. They are also a provider of server and cloud storage space via Amazon Web … Continue reading

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The unexpected benefits of offshore wind farms

American researcher Mark Jacobson has come up with a plan called the Solutions Project to convert the entire US power supply to renewable energy. It’s a great project in itself, particularly considering that the US is still far too wedded … Continue reading

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The Problem of Anti-Windpower Prejudice

The Guardian has an interesting article about a condition known as “windfarm sickness” which is apparently spreading in the neighbourhood of some windfarms in Australia. Found via Jay Lake. Interestingly, windfarm sickness mainly occurs in the vicinity of a couple … Continue reading

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Green Energy as a Job Engine

The photo chosen by the Daily Telegraph may make him look like Gollum‘s younger brother, but the UK minister of energy Greg Barker is certainly on to something, when he stresses the economic opportunities offered by alternative energy sources such … Continue reading

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The Global Switch to Renewable Energy

In spite of the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government is planning to restart those of the country’s nuclear power plants that are currently down for maintenance and stress tests as well as to extend the maximum lifetime of Japanese nuclear … Continue reading

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A Stunning Wind-Powered Skyscraper – Ein Wolkenkratzer, windkraft-betrieben

Britain is not exactly known for its commitment to renewable energy. However, the world’s first apartment block with three wind turbines integrated into the building top has just been completed in the Elephant and Castle area of London. The three … Continue reading

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Late August Energy Links

As dyed in the wool PC-users, the resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has left us largely cold, even as it caused uproar in the tech world. Now the MIT’s Technology Review, usually a very pro-nuclear power site, states that … Continue reading

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Offshore Windfarms in the UK

According to this article from the Guardian, the UK has more offshore windfarms than any other country either in Europe or in the world. The Guardian also has a photo gallery of the assembly of an offshore wind turbine. There … Continue reading

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Two Energy Links

I visited the Deutsche Welle homepage for a completely different reason today, but I came across two interesting articles on renewable and atomic energy: The first article is about Metsamor, a nuclear reactor based on a Soviet design from the … Continue reading

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