energy
Scottish Wind Power Bails Out Your Southern Air Conditioners

Scotland and its array of on and off-shore wind turbines hit a new record for renewable energy production in the first half of 2019, with enough power generated to fully run all the daisy-chained chargers and cheese chilling fridges of 4.47 million homes. Read More >>

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Windy Gadget Wins James Dyson Award 2018

Dyson has given the James Dyson Award for 2018 to a pair of students from Lancaster University for their O-Wind Turbine, which harnesses inner-city wind to create electricity. Read More >>

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Researchers Think They Have a Way to Stop Wind Turbines Smacking Birds Out of the Air

There's a lot of promise in wind-generated energy, and as I write this live tracking systems show that it's generating 22.7% of the UK demand - second only to CCGT-generated energy. Turbines aren't exactly known for being bird friendly, however, which has led people to try and find a solution to the problem of endangered species being smacked out of the sky. Now researchers at the Oregon State University think they have the answer. Read More >>

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It’s Fatally Windy in Europe Right Now

A brutal storm crashed into the Dutch coast on Thursday causing gusts of wind up to 90 miles per hour. This might not have been so destructive in a place with some relief, like mountains and hills, but the Netherlands is famously flat. That led to many bad things happening to buildings and people. Read More >>

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Floating Wind Farm Sets Sail for Scotland

Norwegian wind turbine experts have completed what they think is a world first -- a floating wind farm. And it's for us, as a sort of present from Statoil and Masdar that we paid £210m for. Consisting of five 6MW turbines, the platform is now complete and ready to be towed to the coast of Scotland. Read More >>

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The UK Just Produced Over Half Its Electricity Without Burning Anything

Some people don't like renewable energy, but those people all own oil wells or mines of some sort. For the rest of us an increasing amount of energy from sources like wind and solar is nothing but good news. After all, who doesn't want to tap into the unlimited amount of solar, wind and wave power we can access? Read More >>

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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 >>