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Offshore Wind Olympic Results: UK Beats Everyone

Of all the Olympic competitions, the race for offshore wind capacity is perhaps the most dramatic and important.  OK, perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration if not all-out fabrication.  Yet there is a bit of truth in the headline, the UK really has beat every other country in this metric. Not only do they have more offshore wind…

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Quinones, in combination with advanced flow battery technology, may be the solution to the problem of energy storage in renewable energy systmes

Cheap Energy Storage Within Reach

It’s no secret the biggest barrier to widespread adoption of renewable energy technology is the absence of efficient, economical energy storage.  After all, when the turbines aren’t spinning or the sun isn’t shining, the clean energy isn’t flowing. (Excluding less mainstream technologies like tidal generation, geothermal and *gasp* nuclear). Perhaps the most prevalent argument against widespread alternative energy generation capacity…

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Wind power capacity for EU grows in 2012

EU Wind Power Capacity Up 12.3 Percent, Surpasses 100-GW in 2012

Installed wind power generation capacity rose 12.3% in the 27-member EU, with Denmark, Spain and Portugal leading the way on a per-capita basis, according to EurObserv’ER’s 2012 annual wind power report.

There are dark clouds on the horizon for wind energy of Congress does not renew the PTC

Why Congress Must Extend the PTC for Wind Power

The expiration of the production tax credit (PTC) at the end of this year constitutes a major obstacle for U.S. wind energy. If the PTC is not extended by Congress, tens of thousands of jobs will be lost and economic development would be stymied. As stated in a report from Ernst and Young, “Failure to extend this incentive could stop wind development in…

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