energy
Every Lamp Post Could be a Wind Turbine

This amazing vision of the future could be coming to a high street near you, as long as it doesn't shred up all the pigeons and leave the roads littered with blood and feathers. It's the work of Scottish companies NVT Group and Own Energy Solutions, who foresee the UK as a land in which the street lights power themselves so there's more electricity left in the bank for kettles and phone chargers. Read More >>

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Donald Trump: ‘The Wind is a Very Deceiving Thing’

Donald J. Trump, businessman and president-elect, finally had his meeting with the New York Times this week. In their lengthy chat, the ascendant leader of the free world shared what appeared to be words of wisdom passed down to him by a cartoon sea captain: “The wind is a very deceiving thing.” Read More >>

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New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. If he’s right, a single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years. Read More >>

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A 60-Year-Old Pattern in the Stratosphere Just Reversed

For six decades, scientists have watched a steadily circulating wind pattern in the tropical stratosphere, repeating like clockwork every two years. Now, for the first time, it’s changed direction. Read More >>

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Spend Your Bank Holiday Playing Around With This Cool Wind Map

Whether you’re a wind enthusiast, a cartography connoisseur or just a bored person online, Windyty is a website you’ll likely have a good time messing around with. Read More >>

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The Sheer Force of the Super Typhoon in Taiwan Is Utterly Terrifying

Typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan Friday morning and reached winds of over 150 mph. Read More >>

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Chicago Skyscrapers ‘Raining Glass’ After Scary High Winds

Buildings were evacuated in downtown Chicago yesterday afternoon as 69-mph wind gusts whipped glass out of under-construction skyscrapers, smashing them into nearby buildings and shattering them onto streets below. Read More >>

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World’s Biggest Wind Farm to be Built Off the Coast of the UK

Offshore wind company Dong Energy has announced that it’s to build the world's biggest wind farm off the coast of Yorkshire. It will cover 160 square miles, be home to 174 wind turbines (each one over 180 metres tall), and eventually generate 1.2 gigawatts of power; that's enough to provide electricity for a million homes. Read More >>

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Gales, Rain and Flooding to hit the UK, With Thousands of Umbrellas Set to Die

The weather in northern England and the south-east of Scotland is set to be even worse than usual this week, with forecasters warning of strong winds and heavy rain over Monday and Tuesday. Wind speeds could hit the 70mph mark in places, as areas of low pressure move across the country, and motorists have been warned to take extra care. Read More >>

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Dogger Bank Super Wind Farm Approved

The coast off Yorkshire will soon be home to the biggest offshore wind farm in the world, thanks to plans for the 400-plus turbine Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development being given the go ahead. Read More >>

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This is What it Looks Like to Stand In a Hurricane

A man stood in a wind tunnel to generate some excitement about this year's Red Nose Day, because sitting in your socks and pants in a bath of baked beans just doesn't cut it with today's thrill-seeking youth. Read More >>

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See Planes Tossed About Like Toys at Birmingham Airport

Seat tables and in-flight magazines were flapping about like mad on flights into Birmingham last week, and plane spotters were out in force to capture the worryingly wonky landings as some smaller planes struggled with the wind. Read More >>

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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 >>