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Don’t Let Anti-Wind Groups Block Clean Energy in Congress

Wind power is one of our most promising solutions to air pollution and climate change. With 2014 passing asthe hottest year ever recorded, wind offers a no-brainer way to move away from burning coal,…

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Should Bird-Lovers Feel Guilty About Wind Power?

One reason alternative energy as a home power source (and beyond) is so popular is that it's supposed to be better for the environment. It's nonpolluting, doesn't involve harmful extraction and refi…

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Be a Locavolt: Benefits of Community-Owned Energy

Solar and wind energy are increasingly popular options for powering your home. However, not everyone can make these renewable energy systems work for them on their own property maybe your rooftop is…

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‘Bladeless’ Wind Turbine Spares Birds

By Alyssa Danigelis, Discovery Channel A World War II veteran built a prototype for a quiet, bladeless wind turbine shaped like a drum, designed to protect birds and bats from getting killed in i…

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Accelerate: Four Sheets to the Wind

Japanese scientists make huge, high-tech sails for energy efficient cargo ships. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "eqWdJf2VuXgBUgca", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds = NewsL…

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Even Small Wind Turbines Lower Bat Activity by Half

By Derek Markham, TreeHugger One of the drawbacks of large wind turbine installations is the loss of bats, which play an important part in the environment and in our economy (up to $53B a year!). …

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Kite Power: Flying High

The California company Makani Power has radically redesigned the wind turbine by turning it into a kite. Photo Credit: Makani Power. P Tech News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "gLE2MmrMkXVaD0bj",…

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Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights

California-based start up Makani Power believes the future of clean, sustainable energy is in the skies. The company is developing kite technology they say harnesses wind power far more efficiently an…

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Learning to Love the Wind

To meet ambitious renewable energy goals, Amsterdam must convince residents to accept wind turbines. Video News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "nRefcaEiHWr4fjfF", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsL…

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Solar & Wind Bridge Could Power 15,000 Homes

Italian designers Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino created a "Solar Wind" bridge concept for a Solar Park Works Solar Highway competition in Italy. The competition called fo…

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