American wind power draws big investments

Dec 17, 2018
The wind power industry is still catching its breath after a remarkable auction. Last Thursday, and into Friday, wind energy companies outbid each other for the right to build wind farms off the coast of Massachusetts. In the end, the…

A new wind turbine inspired by a palm tree, big as the Empire State Building

Oct 22, 2018
Today's land-based turbines produce 5 megawatts of power. This new one could produce 10 times more.
Wind turbines towering over deserts usually produce 5 megawatts of power each.
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A new wind turbine inspired by a palm tree, big as the Empire State Building

Oct 22, 2018
Today's land-based turbines produce 5 megawatts of power. This new one could produce 10 times more.
Wind turbines towering over deserts usually produce 5 megawatts of power each.
Melanie Conner/Getty Images

Moving wind power further offshore could change the renewable equation

Jul 27, 2017
Wind energy provides more than 5 percent of the nation’s power, but the U.S. still lags behind other countries when it comes to offshore wind. Efforts to build it up face opposition from people who fear wind turbines will mar…

What makes for winners in the Texas wind power boom?

May 22, 2017
Landowners with large swathes of land are at a definite advantage.
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America's tallest structure would generate power

Mar 29, 2013
A Maryland energy company wants to build the world's third-tallest structure to generate downdraft power in the Arizona desert.

An artificial island will generate electricity

Jan 24, 2013
Belgium is building an artificial island in the North Sea to store water pumped by wind turbines in periods of low electricity demand. When electricity is needed, the water will be released.

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Wind power races to meet a year-end cut-off

Dec 26, 2012
A tax credit expires at the end of December. To earn it, wind farm operators have to have their turbines up, running and plugged in.

China flexes trade muscles

Feb 14, 2012
The state visit by Chinese VP Xi Jengpeng highlights U.S.-China cooperation -- but behind the scenes, China plays hardball.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Corn prices hit a two-year high -- what's that mean for you and me?

Oct 12, 2010
Corn futures have been climbing ever since the government predicted a light crop. You'll feel that at the grocery store... and at the gas pump....