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Offshore wind farms hold potential to weaken hurricanes, research finds

Large offshore wind farms — ones possessing thousands of wind turbines — hold the potential to notably diminish the power of large hurricanes, according to new research from Stanford University and the University of Delaware……

Solar and wind power now cheaper than coal power in the U.S.

It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according…  …

Foreign wind farms cause uproar in Mexican villages

Foreign energy firms have flocked to a narrow region of southern Mexico, known as one of the world’s windiest places, to build towering wind turbines, but some projects have angered and torn indigenous villages. The construction of wind farms has soared across Mexico, with the gusty Isthmus of Tehuantepec in…

Giant kite could be future of wind power

A California energy company is working to develop an airborne system of wind turbines that its developer believes could be superior to any of the current ground-based systems. The system essentially consists of a giant kite that looks like a small airplane. It employs sensors to determine the optimal location…

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