Energy & Green Tech

The value of wind energy

Two teams of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have shown that wind energy offers logistical, economic, and environmental value to consumers and utilities from the coast of Oregon to remote villages ...

Energy & Green Tech

Ireland has the wind and seas to become an offshore superpower

The Irish government signed up to the recent Glasgow Climate Pact and used the summit to announce a raft of ambitious goals, including the development of 5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy up to 2030. That would more ...

Energy & Green Tech

US to hold largest-ever offshore wind farm auction next month

The US government announced Wednesday it will auction more than 480,000 acres off the coasts of New York and New Jersey to build wind farms as part of its campaign to supply renewable energy to more than 10 million homes ...

Consumer & Gadgets

'Ocean battery' targets renewable energy dilemma

A wind turbine sitting idle on a calm day or spinning swiftly when power demand is already met poses a problem for renewables, and is one researchers think can be tackled under the sea.

Business

CES tech fair prepares to draw crowds as COVID surges

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the world's largest trade fairs, returns to Las Vegas in person this week under a newly resurgent pandemic that has supercharged the industry but threatens its downsized expo.

Energy & Green Tech

Longer lasting power cables make for greener wind power

Dynamic cable testing conducted as part of the EU-funded MARINET2 project has yielded promising results for extending the fatigue life of cables used in future floating offshore wind applications. The tests showed that the ...

Energy & Green Tech

Scientists bring efficiency to expanding offshore wind energy

New Cornell research shows how to make offshore wind farms more efficient in the face of impending rapid expansion—crucial information as the U.S. Department of the Interior affirmed White House plans to lease federal waters ...

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