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Full Sail Ahead for Offshore Wind Power

Full Sail Ahead for Offshore Wind Power

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America’s coastlines are home to over half of the nation’s population. As people flock to seaside areas, where real estate is scarce and wind is abundant, interest has increased in adding offshore wind power to the generation mix. And as a result, last week the nation’s largest offshore wind farm  … Read More

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

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They glide silently through the night, a blur of noctilucent plumage. Unlike most birds, owls make virtually no noise when they fly, allowing them the element of surprise while hunting their prey. Several species, in fact, have developed specialized plumage to minimize aerodynamic noise from their wings.

According to a study published  … Read More

When Energy from Waste Makes Economic Sense

When Energy from Waste Makes Economic Sense

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Quantum Biopower, a waste-to-energy company in Southington, Connecticut, is prepared to make energy and environmental history. Last spring, the company received approval from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection to build a food-waste, anaerobic digestion plant. In June, the Southington Planning & Zoning committee gave its approval for construction. When completed—scheduled for  … Read More

Post-Election Energy Forecast

Post-Election Energy Forecast

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In the wake of the election, speculation is circulating about the effects a Trump presidency will have on the energy industry. What programs will be cut? Who will lead key agencies? Which policies will take priority? The only certainty, it seems, is that nothing is certain.

Throughout his campaign President-elect Trump  … Read More

The Business Case for Sustainable Energy Systems

The Business Case for Sustainable Energy Systems

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When Bob Bechtold started along the path toward smart building a couple of decades ago, the term had yet to gain widespread popularity. Exploring his passion for renewable energy during the 1980s, he installed his first wind turbine and geothermal heating system, at his home. Later, he began to think that he  … Read More

The Future of Energy: Industry Perspectives from Erick Seelinger of PNM

The Future of Energy: Industry Perspectives from Erick Seelinger of PNM

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The energy industry is in the midst of a dramatic transformation as it reevaluates and reconfigures the way that it generates, stores, and distributes electrons.

Energy demand worldwide increases by 2% each year as our global culture becomes more energy-dependent. Meanwhile mounting concern over CO2 emissions, fossil fuel usage, and sustainability  … Read More



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