15 Sep '12, 3pm

Software measures effect of wind turbines on ultralight planes #windpower

More concerning are the effects of wind turbines on weather and soil moisture. Google "wind turbine turbulence soil moisture" and you will find a slew of articles, both simulation and measurements, that the additional turbulance near the ground surface level causes moisture to evaporate and dew not to form on the ground. Add this to the location of the wind farms, at least in California, which reduce the flow of air from the cooler and moister sea to inland hot and dry areas, I am concerned about the potential for negative climatic effects. The bird kill problem (google "wind turbine bird kill"), if it were from any other "less green" energy source would be quickly addressed. Personally I'm hoping for liquid thorium fluoride reactors (lftr) development - these can be used to consume the waste we are keeping in so many cooling pools and are afraid to bury - they produce muc...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4395549/Si...

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An Argument Over Wind

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Sep '12, 11am

With the wind industry facing the expiration of a production tax credit at the end of the year, the sector’s main trade as...

An Argument Over Wind

green.blogs.nytimes.com 14 Sep '12, 11am

With the wind industry facing the expiration of a production tax credit at the end of the year, the sector’s main trade as...

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spectrum.ieee.org 15 Sep '12, 9pm

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businessgreen.com 14 Sep '12, 7am

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green-energy-news.com 16 Sep '12, 2pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 13 Sep '12, 1pm

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spectrum.ieee.org 11 Sep '12, 2pm

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businessgreen.com 14 Sep '12, 12pm

UK wind farms generated a record amount of wind power this week, hitting the 4GW milestone for the first time and peaking ...

Dinosaur-Inspired Designs Make Wind Turbines More Aerodynamic

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treehugger.com 17 Sep '12, 3pm

EvaK via Wikimedia Commons /CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 In the grand scheme of things, we're still in the early stages of wind power g...

These wind turbines were modeled after stegosauri:

These wind turbines were modeled after stegosauri:

grist.org 18 Sep '12, 5pm

Photo by NDenergy via Treehugger. Generally, gigantic engineering companies don’t truck with whimsy. But Siemens, which ma...

NRDC REPORTS: Typical Wind Farm Supports Nearly...

nrdc.org 11 Sep '12, 2pm

WASHINGTON (September 11, 2012) – Each major wind farm in America creates nearly 1,100 jobs and can add tens of millions o...