Energy & Green Tech

Offshore wind power gains international momentum

"We can't just wait for the technology to improve. We need to build experience and not just watch others do it first. If we're going to stay in the driver's seat, we have to develop offshore wind on a large scale. It'll be ...

Energy & Green Tech

Biden plans floating platforms to expand offshore wind power

The Biden administration on Thursday announced plans to develop floating platforms in the deep ocean for wind towers that could power millions of homes and vastly expand offshore wind in the United States.

Energy & Green Tech

Report highlights technology advancement and value of wind energy

Wind energy continues to see strong growth, solid performance, and attractive prices in the U.S., according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...

Engineering

Back to the drawing board: Reinventing offshore wind turbines

Brandon Ennis, Sandia National Laboratories' offshore wind technical lead, had a radically new idea for offshore wind turbines: instead of a tall, unwieldy tower with blades at the top, he imagined a towerless turbine with ...

Energy & Green Tech

Hydrogen heads home to challenge oil and gas as local energy supply

Hydrogen is carving out its place in the world of renewable energy. Regional developments like hydrogen valleys and hydrogen islands are serving as blueprints for larger ecosystems to produce and consume this versatile fuel ...

Energy & Green Tech

Offshore wind farms could disturb marine mammal behavior

When an offshore wind farm pops up, there is a period of noisy but well-studied and in most cases regulated construction. Once the turbines are operational, they provide a valuable source of renewable energy while emitting ...

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