Research Claims Onshore Wind Could Slash UK Energy Bills by £50 a Year

Last week the government announced that it would be focusing on a pretty ambitious climate target, with the goal of reaching a net zero of harmful greenhouse emissions by the year 2050. It's a pretty lofty goal, especially when the current ruling party has been quite into pushing fracking onto the population, and it means a lot of work needs to be done. One of the key areas where Britain can do its part is with wind power, and now new research claims the government should be refocusing its efforts on onshore wind farms. 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 >>

Satellite Captures a Surprising Impact of Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore wind power is taking off in Europe, but we’re still coming to grips with the environmental impacts of sticking gigantic steel towers in the sea. One impact of these clean energy behemoths, however, seems indisputable: sediment plumes. Read More >>

China’s Wind and Solar Energy Capacity Is Soaring

Smog-filled days may be a part of life in Beijing for now, but China is cutting coal and growing its wind and solar energy capacity fast, according to figures released yesterday by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. Read More >>

Uruguay Shames the World’s Largest Carbon Emitters

As the world’s top carbon offenders attempt to one-up each other with commitments in Paris this week, one country is quietly snickering from the sidelines. That’d be Uruguay, which already sources a staggering 94.5% of its electricity from renewables. Read More >>

You Can Take this Little Wind and Solar Powered Home Anywhere

If life in a future megacity isn’t for you, your hour of escape is fast approaching. Especially if you don’t mind living alone in a 14 x 7 x 7-foot pod. Well, what if I told you the view was fantastic? Read More >>

Tuesday Saw UK Wind Farms Generate More Energy Than Nuclear

Wind farms are a controversial topic, there's no denying that. That being said there is some evidence that there is the potential to generate a significant amount of energy from the wind, because on Tuesday the amount of energy generated by the UK's wind farms actually exceeded that generated by our nuclear industry. Read More >>

3d printing
How a 3D-Printed Wind Turbine Could Power Your Gadgets

3D printers are a technology with tons of potential applications, we just have to dream them up. Polish 3D printer manufacturer Omni3D decided to dream big with its wind power project. The team hopes to create an easily portable wind turbine that can pump out up to 300 watts of energy. Not enough power to keep your home running, but more than enough to power laptops, smartphones, and other gadgets. Read More >>

image cache
This View Down the World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Will Give You Vertigo

You're peering down the main supporting tower of Siemens' latest offshore wind turbine—which just happens to be the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. Read More >>

Mammoth Turbine Blimp Takes Flight

We recently caught wind of the high-flying turbine blimps that could cut our energy costs by up to 65 per cent. Now we get to see a prototype of this glorious feat of human engineering in action. This is not science fiction; the future is here. Read More >>

Wind Turbine 2.0 Works Harder Without Making You Hear All About It

They're not the perfect source of renewable energy, but wind turbines could soon be more efficient and as silent as the wind thanks to a radical new redesign by an Australian company. Read More >>