World Wind Energy Report 2009 - over 3 years ago
A total wind capacity of 200’000 Megawatt will be exceeded within the year 2010. Based on accelerated development and further improved policies, The World Wind Energy Association increases its predictions and sees a global capacity of 1’900’000 Megawatt as possible by the year 2020. “The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy,” U.S. President Barack Obama
Weekly intelligence brief: October 19-26 - over 3 years ago
26 October 2009 This week’s news round-up features Siemens, EDF Energy Renewables, Longpark, Scottish Power Renewables, Dong Energy, Garrad Hassan, Vestas and QinetiQ. US DOE and Siemens to collaborate on research UK hits 4 GW mark of installed capacity Garrad Hassan to advise on Bard Offshore US wind industry installs 1.6 GW in Q3 Breakthrough in stealth turbine technology Research scheduled on wind turbine radar interference Universities receive DOE funding for research Scottish Forestry Commission seeks wind project partners
The Wind Revolution, a world on a greening move - over 3 years ago
At the end of 2008, worldwide wind farm nameplate capacity was 120,791 megawatts (MW), representing an increase of 28.8 percent during the year, and wind power produced some 1.3% of global electricity consumption. Wind power accounts for approximately 19% of electricity use in Denmark, 11% in Spain and Portugal, and 9% in the Republic of Ireland. The United States is an important growth area and installed U.S. wind power capacity reached 25,170 MW at the end of 2008.
Wind, the renewable energy source - over 3 years ago
Wind as a form of renewable energy, is the fastest growing energy source in the world. Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources and cannot be exhausted because it naturally replenishes itself. Renewable energy is important in the fight against adverse developments such as Climate Change (particularly the general rise ion global temperatures), rising oil prices and the need to ‘Go green’ and curb increasing global atmospheric pollution. Wind produces no greenhouse gases during operation, such as carbon dioxide and methane.
Green Your Electricity - over 3 years ago
On the tip of every South African’s tongue is the question: what can we do? The electricity from our only supplier isn’t meeting our demands. Grumbling about the error of Eskom’s ways is all very well, but waiting for "them" to come up with a solution, well... we could be left in the dark.
Green Your Transport - over 3 years ago
It might be a tad wearisome to consistently read ‘don’t own a car’ as one of the major ways in which you can green the planet - and, let’s face it, more than a little unrealistic when it comes to South Africa - but we can start thinking about how we use our car, the type of car we drive, and how to make use of other forms of transport as alternatives to getting around.