This is an example of an offshore wind farm.
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Study: Wind power fiercer than expected

As US’ first offshore wind farm takes root, study indicates wind may be more powerful, turbulent than expected University of Delaware researchers report in a new study that offshore wind may be more powerful, yet more turbulent than expected in the North Eastern United States. The findings, published in a paper in theJournal of Geophysical…

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Brexit: Siemens Freezes New Wind Power Projects

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t mwhite – Siemens has frozen new British wind power projects, until the post Brexit relationship with the European Union is negotiated. Siemens freezes new UK wind power investment following Brexit vote German energy firm will not make fresh plans until the UK’s European relationship becomes clearer, but existing manufacturing…

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British Renewables Chief: “England is not Windy Enough”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The British CEO of RenewableUK, the British Wind Industry Trade Association, thinks England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines. England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted. Hugh McNeal,…

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Of the Ears of Whales

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Whales are awe-inspiring creatures. When I was a kid, they used to bring in the whale carcasses to the rendering plant not far from my dad’s house, and a couple times I got to watch them winch the huge sperm whales from the catcher boats. A small kid next to an…

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Are vibrations from offshore wind turbine farms killing whales?

Environmentalists say navy sonar hurts whales, but ignore impacts of offshore wind farms Paul Driessen and Mark Duchamp Between January 9 and February 4 this year, 29 sperm whales got stranded and died on English, German and Dutch beaches. Environmentalists and the news media offered multiple explanations – except the most obvious and likely one:…