offshore wind

Biden Announces Floating Offshore Wind Projects That Could Power 5 Million Homes

Biden Announces Floating Offshore Wind Projects That Could Power 5 Million Homes

The Biden administration committed Thursday to build enough floating offshore wind capacity by 2035 to power 5 million homes. The 15GW by 2035 target is in addition to the administration’s goal of installing 30GW of traditional offshore wind by 2030. Floating offshore wind is still an emerging technology, producing 0.2% of global offshore wind power, […]

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    An Introduction to the State of Wind Power in the U.S.

    An Introduction to the State of Wind Power in the U.S.

    By Philip Warburg Advances in technology, improved economics and broad political support are making wind power a formidable twenty-first century energy resource. Top-ranking Denmark draws 41 percent of its electricity from wind; Ireland follows with 28 percent; the European Union as a whole gets 14 percent of its power from wind. America’s wind farms currently […]

    World’s Largest Wind Turbines to Power 16,000 Homes Each

    World’s Largest Wind Turbines to Power 16,000 Homes Each

    The world’s largest offshore wind farm will now be powered with the world’s largest wind turbine, The Guardian reported Tuesday. The new turbines, built by GE Renewable Energy, are 220 meters (approximately 722 feet) high, nearly 300 feet taller than the London Eye. They have blades more than 100 meters (approximately 328 feet) long and […]

    Former U.S. Nuclear Safety Chief: ‘New Nuclear Is off the Table’

    Former U.S. Nuclear Safety Chief: ‘New Nuclear Is off the Table’

    By Grant Smith From 2009 to 2012, Gregory Jaczko was chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which approves nuclear power plant designs and sets safety standards for plants. But he now says that nuclear power is too dangerous and expensive — and not part of the answer to the climate crisis. “Nuclear power was supposed […]

    World’s Largest Wind Turbine to Test Its Wings in Rotterdam

    World’s Largest Wind Turbine to Test Its Wings in Rotterdam

    Rotterdam’s skyline will soon feature the world’s largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine. GE Renewable Energy announced on Wednesday it will install the first 12-megawatt Haliade-X prototype in the Dutch city this summer. Although it’s an offshore wind turbine by design, the prototype will be installed onshore to facilitate access for testing. EcoWatch has […]

    9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

    9 Renewable Energy Highlights of 2018

    By Jeff Deyette Despite the Trump administration’s ongoing attempts to prop up coal and undermine renewables—at FERC, EPA and through tariffs and the budget process—2018 should instead be remembered for the surge in momentum toward a clean energy economy. Here are nine storylines that caught my attention this past year and help illustrate the unstoppable […]

    U.S. Offshore Wind Auction Breaks Record With $405 Million in New Leases

    U.S. Offshore Wind Auction Breaks Record With $405 Million in New Leases

    The U.S. government just smashed its own records when an auction on Friday to lease thousands of acres off the Massachusetts coast for offshore wind development brought in a whopping $405.1 million, signaling that this particular renewable energy sector is finally taking off at high speeds, Utility Drive reported. If fully developed, the leased area […]

    World’s Largest Offshore Wind Developer to Invest $30 Billion in Green Energy

    World’s Largest Offshore Wind Developer to Invest $30 Billion in Green Energy

    To save the world from climate catastrophe, the world needs to urgently phase out the use of fossil fuels. On Wednesday, Danish energy company Orsted announced a major investment program as it seeks to become one of the “renewable majors” leading a global shift away from planet-warming fuels, Reuters reported. Orsted, which built the largest […]