In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

East Oregonian
Small Wind Turbines To Get Bigger Incentives
The image of a tiny windmill ferociously whipping its blades through the Eastern Oregon wind might seem nostalgic, but the Energy Trust of Oregon wants it to be the way of the future.

Clean Technica
Guidebook on Small-Scale Renewable Energy Systems
Big things can happen with small-scale renewable energy systems. We caught up with Eric Buchanan at the U&M West Central Research & Outreach Center in Morris to learn more about these systems have to offer residents and businesses.

Wall Street Journal
Vote: Should Solar and Wind Power be Subsidized?
Federal subsidies have spurred the growth of renewable-energy production in recent years, but many of those subsidies are set to expire soon unless Congress acts.

Minnesota Daily
Weaknesses of wind energy stress competition amongst energy sources
On May 24, President Barack Obama visited wind turbine blade manufacturer TPI Composites in Newton, Iowa. While there, he announced that his “to do list” for Congress included extending the wind energy’s Production Tax Credit.

Outreach centre uses 15-metre high wind turbine to combat rising energy bills
A local smallholding is using the power of the wind to help combat rising energy bills. Willow Farm provides a sustainable future for the centre, which runs a variety of animal-related courses and qualifications.

Skegness Standard
Outreach centre installs small-scale wind turbine
An outreach centre offering small animal care courses to special needs children has installed a small-scale wind turbine to combat rising energy costs.

Renewable Energy World
Japan Weighs Its Energy Options Amid Nuclear, Renewables Debate
Phasing out nuclear power in Japan will cost the country the equivalent of $622 billion to build a power grid around renewable energy and means it will fail to meet a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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