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.
Armed with new research, New Jersey officials say coastal wind farms would have "minimal environmental impact" to the state's fauna.
June 21, 2010 9:22am |
The old joke with fusion is that it's the energy of the future--and it always will be. But one industry executive says even if it takes another 50 years, it will still be worth the investment for...
41 | June 21, 2010 2:00am |
In a national address yesterday, President Obama called for a "national mission" to embrace alternative energy. Is it more than lofty rhetoric?
4 | June 16, 2010 5:00am |
Milwaukee wants to be the "Clean Machine Shop to the World." And it's doing so with its old fortÃ©: manufacturing.
June 16, 2010 3:44am |
Ever wonder how wind power works, start to finish? A new infographic from Column Five Media explains...well, everything.
3 | June 15, 2010 5:59pm |
Exxon, ConocoPhillips, Chevron and Shell say their offshore drilling rigs won't come back after a federal moratorium is lifted. Will it open the door for cleantech?
9 | June 15, 2010 12:18pm |
A series of big oil CEOs from the likes of ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell and ConocoPhillips testified before a House committee and one common thread was developing natural gas resources as a bridge...
2 | June 15, 2010 11:56am |
Architects increasingly turn to design tools to test theories in cyberspace prior to construction
June 15, 2010 6:35am |
At the Internet Week New York conference, corporate executives say consumers expect more when it comes to companies' attempts to "do good."
3 | June 10, 2010 1:22pm |
Osmotic power is years from commercial scale, but a new report indicates that cleantech vendors believe it can provide thousands of terawatts per year of baseload electricity.
16 | June 9, 2010 7:41am |
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, Siemens' Jim Whaley says the best sustainability policy is investing in education -- especially STEM fields.
June 6, 2010 7:34pm |
Siemens VP of sustainability Alison Taylor says sound environmental policy is in business' interest -- and a price for carbon is the place to start.
2 | June 6, 2010 7:33pm |
It's a head-scratching puzzle: how could a battery-less wind-powered car possibly travel faster than the speed of the wind, going downwind? Yet this one appears to do just that.
36 | June 3, 2010 4:30am |
Madrid, Spain-based renewable energy firm Ingeteam has unveiled its plans for a new $15 million wind manufacturing facility in the U.S.
2 | June 1, 2010 7:51am |
We're all going to be on it one day, and securing it is a work in progress
2 | May 28, 2010 11:30am |
Acciona's Eric Schneider says the U.S. has wind power potential that's the envy of the world -- and the Midwest holds the key. But a major federal push is required to build out the necessary...
8 | May 27, 2010 8:36am |
SmartPlanet is launching a new, occasional series aimed at dissecting some of the complex topics we cover on a daily basis. First up: wave power.
13 | May 27, 2010 4:00am |
Chevron has kicked off Project Brightfield, a test of seven next-generation solar energy technologies in Bakersfield, California.
2 | May 26, 2010 7:19am |
Boulder, Colorado forces licensed marijuana providers to offset their electricity usage with wind or solar power. A boon for the clean energy industry or just another drug bust?
8 | May 26, 2010 4:00am |
German researchers develop a paint that mimics the aerodynamics of shark scales. Could this mean smoother sailing for ships, soaring for planes, and spinning for wind turbines?
10 | May 25, 2010 4:00am |