Wind energy has played a major role in Australia’s fulfilment of the renewable energy target.
The federal government this week heralded Australia's renewable energy performance. But the outlook leaves little cause for celebration.
Wind towers are getting taller.
A proposal for 270m tall wind turbines on Robbins Island has ruffled some feathers – but here's why towering turbines are here to stay.
Replacing wind turbines could significantly increase Britain's power output.
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A new study claims that wind turbines kill enough birds of prey that they are effectively an 'apex predator'.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, left, speaks with Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffery Grybowski in 2016.
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Experts expect the wind business to remain brisk in the US and abroad, on land and offshore.
The price of new-build renewable energy is expected to fall significantly relative to new-build coal energy in coming years.
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The price of renewable energy will fall significantly relative to new-build coal in coming decades, making an all-renewable electricity system more desirable, both economically and environmentally.
Drax and Eggborough power stations in England.
Why go to all that bother when you can just half-fill the kettle?
The potential to harm local birdlife is often used to oppose wind farm development. But research into how birds die shows wind farms should be the least of our concerns.
Wind turbines kill some birds, but their contribution to total bird deaths is extremely low, as three studies show.
Why were so few complaints about wind farms investigated further? And who made these complaints anyway?
Have the hordes of wind farm complainers all gone shy?
Public rally against wind farms failed to really draw a crowd.
At a time when we are seeing unparalleled increases in renewable energy and reductions in fossil fuels all over the world, one wonders why this is still under public discussion in Australia.
Connecting renewable energy across Australia will help generate reliable electricity.
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We always hear that renewable energy is getting cheaper, but what does that really mean?
The Canadian study found turbines produce a maximum of forty six decibels, around the same as a dishwasher.
During the Abbott government, the often recalcitrant Senate cross bench was thrown a big, juicy bone plainly intended to sweeten their disposition toward government bills which needed their support to…
Tony Windsor at his Werris Creek property with Mackdog, who’s a hit on social media.
There is one question that Tony Windsor, the high-profile former crossbencher from the Gillard years who is attempting a comeback in New England, is unwilling to answer. That is: in the (admittedly unlikely…
How long do we wait for evidence of harm before accepting something is safe?
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A moratorium on wind turbines until we know they're safe sounds like a good idea, but it's likely that those calling for a ban will never be satisfied with the evidence.
A solar array goes up in New York. Is this the best place to locate solar, given the relatively clean New York state grid?
The wind and solar industries scored a huge win by getting extended tax credits, but research shows this isn't the best policy for lowering emissions through renewable energy.
Infrasound is generated by wind turbines, air conditioners, and a host of natural phenomena.
At the centre of claims about wind farms allegedly causing health problems is the infrasound that wind turbines generate as they turn in the wind. Infrasound is sound below 20Hz, which is generally inaudible…
Renewable energy developers choose sunny locations, which can be near protected lands.
Study shows that many of the utility-scale solar power plants in California have been placed near protected and environmentally sensitive lands.
Gui Jun Peng
The UK's first new nuclear power station since the 1990s is coming at the expense of renewable energy and leaving us unnervingly in hock to the Chinese.
A cloud of gloom settled over the renewables industry during Tony Abbott’s prime ministership.
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Renewable energy investment dried up under Tony Abbott's prime ministership, as he made his antipathy to the industry clear. But Malcolm Turnbull has to do to revive the sector is call a simple truce.
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Imagine a wind turbine, but underwater, not fixed to the seabed, and able to work 24/7.