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 first net-zero retail store is coming to the United States.
5 | March 7, 2013 10:53am |
Carbon capture and storage has been touted as a way to let us keep burning fossil fuels while saving the climate. But will it ever pay off? Energy analyst Chris Nelder runs the numbers.
35 | March 6, 2013 1:50am |
Spain's Iberdrola sells to Poland. Is nuclear on the rise?
1 | February 28, 2013 4:24am |
A simple chart from a Nobel prize winning physicist summarizes why nuclear power belongs in a low carbon economy.
29 | February 19, 2013 6:31am |
Globally, wind farms added 44.7 gigawatts last year, the most ever in a single year.
1 | February 12, 2013 10:32am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmaertPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about biofuel research and opinion.
4 | February 7, 2013 12:58am |
Saudi Arabia has completed its biggest ground-mounted photovoltaic solar plant, an installation that presented some unconventional challenges.
February 5, 2013 3:42pm |
GE introduced a massive new wind turbine that it says is "the world's most efficient high-output" turbine.
14 | January 31, 2013 11:50am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about wind power.
3 | January 31, 2013 12:30am |
Smarts, spare parts and power: SmartPlanet columnist C.C. Sullivan goes to America's biggest trade show for air-conditioning and sees a good year ahead.
2 | January 30, 2013 4:07am |
The "tractor beams" described in science fiction are one step closer to becoming a reality, but the benefits could first be realized in medical laboratories before space.
5 | January 28, 2013 7:08pm |
Two months ago, Jim Yong Kim wanted to "shock" the world into action against man-made climate change. So some people might find what he said at Davos over the weekend to be rather shocking.
22 | January 28, 2013 5:07am |
Country's post-Fukushima energy pendulum is slowly swinging back to nuclear.
7 | January 24, 2013 6:02am |
They'll make you an offer you can't refuse -- as long as the sun is shining and the wind is blowing.
6 | January 23, 2013 12:51pm |
Wind developers scrambling to complete projects ahead of a federal tax credit deadline helped the U.S. install record capacity in 2012. The economic outlook for the industry isn't quite so rosy...
January 23, 2013 11:49am |
The world's biggest furniture retailer plans to use renewable energy to help keep its expenses down while it continues its global expansion.
January 23, 2013 8:33am |
Two of the world's top oil and gas producers are transitioning to renewable energy. So why isn't the U.S.? Energy expert Chris Nelder reports from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.
30 | January 23, 2013 3:00am |
Siemens, Nissan, Hyundai rumored to be interested in acquiring Molycorp. But don't count out the very country that already controls the market, says one expert.
1 | January 18, 2013 5:24am |
A Google-backed wind power transmission line proposed to run under the seabed from New Jersey to Virginia will begin its first $1.3 billion leg in New Jersey.
3 | January 15, 2013 3:53pm |
Minimizing waste along the food chain: it's good for the environment, but even better for the bottom line. The "mega-movement" is just beginning.
11 | January 15, 2013 1:33am |