The Queen Could Rake in £100M Leasing Royal Land to Build Offshore Wind Farms On

The queen has got herself a nice little earner thanks to seabeds the royal family owns off the coast that are being leased for wind farms, and a new round of bidding could see her on the receiving end of £100 million. Read More >>

Trump’s Goons Now Forced to Say They Have No Idea Whether Wind Turbines Cause Cancer

Last night at a Republican fundraiser in DC, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines cause cancer with the citation, “They say the noise causes cancer.” This may be because the president has a grudge against wind power because he thought it would spoil the view from one of his golf courses in Scotland or it might just be because he is a complete and total idiot, but it is a patently ridiculous claim that it would be more or less a total waste of our time to debunk. Read More >>

Scotland Will Soon Get the World’s Biggest Floating Offshore Windfarm

Congratulations to the people who live north of Hadrian's Wall. Your country’s seas are about to become the proud guardians of the world’s largest floating wind farm. Read More >>

Everything Wrong With Aussie Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s Wind Farm Hate Campaign

Greens in Britain may be a bit nervous about our new Conservative government, but spare a thought for environmentalists in Australia who have to put up with Tony Abbot. Read More >>

The First Wind Farm Designed by a Supercomputer is Coming Soon to Mexico

Mexico is getting a brand new wind farm from a Spanish company called Iberdrola, and it's no ordinary field of windmills. This one will be the very first to be designed by a supercomputer. Humans: who need 'em? Read More >>

The Plan to Store Wind Energy in Giant Underwater Air Bubbles

Weather is annoyingly fickle, and so is the wind. If massive offshore wind farms are going to become reality, we need better ways to store the extra energy from windy days for the windless ones. One a bizarre-sounding idea floating around: giant balloons of compressed air stored deep underwater. Read More >>

Ikea Just Bought a Wind Farm Big Enough to Power all of its US Stores

It takes a lot of energy to keep the lights on as you greedily pile cheap kitchen dongles and weird cookies into that blue bag, which is why Ikea is making a push to offset its total energy consumption by 2020. This week, it took a big step towards doing so by buying a wind farm in Illinois. Read More >>

How Britain’s Wind Turbine Controversy Blows Oop Narth

Energy production always manages to cause a great deal of tension in this country, and certain people in power are even trying their very best to get on-shore wind farms banned. I live in Rochdale, which is roughly ten miles north of Manchester, the home of the largest on-shore wind farm in the country – Scout Moor. Read More >>

Britain’s Power Certainly Doesn’t Lie With the Sun

Well that was it, that was summer. Did you blink and miss it? The nights are drawing nearer once more, and it's time to break out the warm clothing yet again. Read More >>

Advanced Trolling 101: Think Big

You hate "green" energy. You love mayhem. You're an eccentric billionaire just looking for a good way to kill a Sunday afternoon. If any of these applies to you, here's a blueprint for the most advanced trolling the world has ever known. Read More >>

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The World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Blades Are So Long Their Tips Spin at 180 MPH

For off-shore wind farms to become an economically feasible alternative energy source, each turbine needs to be big. Like, really big. That's why the latest turbine blade from Siemens is gigantic—just a hair shorter than the wingspan of an Airbus 380. Read More >>