Grain of Salt: Wind farms can cause climate change

Wind farms can cause climate change, according to new research, that shows for the first time the new technology is already pushing up temperatures. Wind farms can cause a rise in temperature, found a study in Nature. Photo: Alamy Read the entire article, related articles, and updates directly off the original site http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9234715/Wind-farms-can-cause-climate-change-finds-new-study.html I included […]

Prototype wind turbine condenses 1,000 liters of water a day from desert air

If you live in or travel through a desert region, having access to clean water is always going to be an issue. If you can’t carry enough for your journey, you have to ensure your route allows for a few water bottle refills. But the lack of water in deserts and other arid locations may […]

Wind farms ‘have major economic benefit’

From The Independent.  Read the article directly and check out the links provided to related articles.  I have copied some of the article here just for reference.   Onshore wind farms, recently under attack from leading conservationists for damaging the countryside, can bring significant economic benefits locally and nationally, as well as contributing to the […]

Wind tops 10 percent share of electricity in five US states

Earth Policy News reports that a new picture is emerging in the U.S. energy sector and wind-power is remarkably on the rise. According to Paul Ray, renowned sociologist and coauthor of The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World, “these growth rates for wind are the kinds of numbers that alternative energy […]

Engineers enlist weather model to optimize offshore wind plan

From Stanford School of Engineering, WEngineering is interested in the application of modeling to modern issues. Using a sophisticated weather model, environmental engineers at Stanford have defined optimal placement of a grid of four wind farms off the U.S. East Coast. The model successfully balances production at times of peak demand and significantly reduces costly […]