Wind energy involves the use of wind turbines to convert kinetic energy into mechanical energy that is used to produce electricity. Turbines can be used for applications large and small, from battery charging and auxiliary power to grid-connected "farms" for commercial electric power.
The bloom is sliding off the rose of renewables. Electric and hybrid vehicles losing favor too. What about nuclear?
28 | May 16, 2013 4:51am |
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe securing country's energy and economic future.
7 | May 13, 2013 6:25am |
BERLIN -- Specialists preserving the German capital's complex past and present say construction groups could save time and money by opting for second-hand materials.
5 | May 2, 2013 3:00am |
How two mayors of small towns in right-wing America are showing the way to energy and climate progress: through local action.
29 | May 1, 2013 3:00am |
Wind power advocates are concerned that community-driven renewable energy projects could be squashed.
May 1, 2013 2:32am |
The $204 million whopper is part of a renewable energy push.
11 | April 22, 2013 4:35am |
Solar power added twice as much to the grid in the first quarter of 2013 as it did in all of 2012.
7 | April 22, 2013 3:10am |
Creating a renewably powered grid is easy compared to crafting a new regulatory framework that will make utility investors whole during the transition.
20 | April 17, 2013 3:00am |
U.S. natural gas prices are rising, while wind and solar are growing rapidly. The global transition to mostly renewable grid power may now be unstoppable.
45 | April 3, 2013 3:00am |
A new windmill design has no moving parts. Here's how it works.
30 | April 2, 2013 1:28pm |
Haven't quite wrapped your head around this thorium thing you've been hearing about? It's simple, as seventh grader Katie Hudek explains. Includes her easy to understand video.
16 | March 29, 2013 6:12am |
PARIS -- Part 2 in a two-part series: Fusion could be the future of cleaner energy, but many in France and beyond oppose the cost and uncertainy of the ITER project.
10 | March 29, 2013 3:00am |
Crowdfunding is providing innovative new urban design projects with the capital they need to get started. But can citizens really dictate future city landscapes?
3 | March 26, 2013 3:00am |
Apple is working to make a cleaner cloud.
1 | March 22, 2013 10:47am |
In 2014, the vendor agreements on New York City's 11,400 payphones is set to expire. What's next? Here are a few possibilities.
1 | March 20, 2013 3:03am |
Germany may be walking away from it and the U.S. is dithering but emerging countries are going for nuclear. China, too. Two years after Fukushima, has the renaissance returned?
6 | March 19, 2013 5:43am |
As SmartPlanet has long noted, there are better, safer ways to harness atoms than how the nuclear industry has gone about it for decades. Must be true, because now the paper of record says so.
8 | March 18, 2013 6:14am |
Can biominerals sourced from snails improve lithium-ion batteries and solar cell concentration?
1 | March 17, 2013 12:00am |
Forget cleantech. Rather than investing in efforts to prevent climate change, some firms are now seeking ways to make money from our warming planet.
6 | March 7, 2013 7:57pm |
The first net-zero retail store is coming to the United States.
5 | March 7, 2013 10:53am |