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September 30, 2016
Wind turbines a risk to birds living as far as 100 miles away
Altamont Pass, Calif. (UPI) Sep 29, 2016
New research proves wind turbines aren't just a risk to local birds. Birds from as far as 100 miles away are getting caught in their blades. Large birds like golden eagles are especially prone to collisions with wind turbines. Recently, scientists with Purdue University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the effects of turbines at Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in northern California on nearby golden eagle populations. With 5,000 turbines, APWRA is one of the largest wind farms i ... read more

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SeaRoc launches SeaHub for communication and logistic data
As the industry evolves and offshore wind farms move further from land, risks increase and the challenges for maintaining effective communication and managing health and safety become heightened. Se ... more

GM commits to 100 percent renewables
Michigan automaker General Motors said it set a goal of getting all of its power across its entire global sector of operations from renewable energy by 2050. ... more

U.S. governors want more offshore wind support
A U.S. offshore wind energy sector that's at a standstill needs more attention in the waning days of the presidency, a coalition of state governors said. ... more


Experts anticipate significant continued reductions in wind energy costs
Technology advancements are expected to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy, according to a survey of the world's foremost wind power experts led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ... more


British low-carbon target in doubt
The British reputation as a leader in the movement to adopt a low-carbon economy is under threat in part from the decision to leave the EU, a minister said. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Super-tall wind turbines installed offshore Britain
Turbines installed in Liverpool Bay at 640 feet tall are the largest of their kind in the world, Danish company DONG Energy said. ... more

Statoil complements portfolio with more wind
Statoil, a Norwegian company focused on oil and gas, said it was diversifying its portfolio with a stronger hold on British offshore wind projects. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
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New simulations of wind power generation
There has been a massive boom in wind power capacity both in Europe and worldwide. In 2015 global installed capacity was around 350 gigawatt (GW), with 135 GW installed in Europe, distributed across ... more

Annual wind report confirms tech advancements, improved performance, and low energy prices
Wind energy pricing remains attractive to utility and commercial purchasers, according to an annual report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by the Electricity Markets and Polic ... more

OX2 wins EPC contract for 112 MW wind power in Norway
The renewable energy company OX2 has been commissioned to build the 112 MW Raskiftet wind farm in Norway. The client is a joint venture company held by German municipal utilities company Stadtwerke ... more
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Wind power fiercer than expected
University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published i ... more

E.ON starts new wind farm in Texas
German energy company E.ON said it now had more than a dozen wind farms in operation in the United States with the addition of a new asset in Texas. ... more
Space News from
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NASA develops satellite concept to exploit rideshare opportunities

Rosetta measures production of water at comet over two years

Alice Ultraviolet Spectrograph Completes Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P

Rosetta's comet adventure in numbers

Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to Conclude on Comet's Surface


Offshore wind the next big thing, industry group says
A British energy entity established to champion the offshore industry said diversifying into the wind energy sector is necessary for long-term growth. ... more

Scotland commits $26M for low-carbon economy
The Scottish government said it was making millions of dollars in funding available to help boost small-scale infrastructure that supports a low-carbon economy. ... more

France's EDF buys Chinese wind energy firm
State-owned French energy giant EDF said Tuesday it had taken a controlling stake in Hong Kong-based Chinese firm UPC Asia Wind Management (AWM), adding to a range of activities in China. ... more

More wind power added to French grid
A French energy company said Friday it commissioned one of the most powerful wind farms of its kind in the country, equipped with "stealth" technology. ... more

How China can ramp up wind power
China has an opportunity to massively increase its use of wind power - if it properly integrates wind into its existing power system, according to a newly published MIT study. The study foreca ... more


Scotland investing more in offshore wind
The Scottish government said the economic returns of renewable energy investments were emerging, adding another $2.1 million would go toward wind. ... more

Gamesa, Siemens join forces to create global wind power leader
Spanish renewable energy group Gamesa and German engineering giant Siemens said Friday they have agreed to combine their wind power businesses to create one of the world's largest makers of wind turbines. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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SMC, ULA enter into CRADA to certify Vulcan Launch Vehicle

US Air Force awards Lockheed Martin $395M Contract for two GPS 3 satellites

TeleCommunications Systems continues USMC satellite services

N. Korea soldier defects to S. Korea across border

Unmanned air and sea vehicles coordinate together

US-Philippines military alliance 'ironclad': Pentagon chief

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Renewables getting cheaper, report finds


Germany slows pace of green energy transition


Ireland aims for greener future


North Sea countries mull wind energy strategy


Industry survey finds U.S. wind power growing


Argonne coating shows surprising potential to improve reliability in wind power


SeaPlanner is Awarded Contract for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm


British share of renewables setting records


DNV GL-led project gives green light for wind-powered oil recovery


Report: U.S. wind energy sector booming

USGS finds cranes isolated from wind farms

El Hierro, the Spanish island vying for 100% clean energy

Iowa puts faith in wind energy

Maryland praised for renewable energy efforts

Scotland generated most of its electricity in 2015 through renewables

RWE making bold moves in Scottish renewables

Wind energy growing, IEA report finds

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