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Sears Tower to Undergo $350M Green Remodel
Wednesday, June 24 2009
City
The Sears tower is getting $350 million in updates that will save an estimated 24 million gallons of water a year and cut the tower's energy consumption by 80%. Among the measures are a green roof, solar thermal systems, and wind turbines on various tiered roofs.
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Can Wind Power Get Up to Speed?
Tuesday, June 23 2009
Global
A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) has done a more detailed analysis of all available wind resources and has found that there is more than enough wind out there to replace global fossil fuel usage. It found that, if off-shore wind were taken into account, even areas that are thought to be poor for wind power, such as Japan, has many times their current energy demand in available wind resources.
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Australia wind farm gets go-ahead
Tuesday, June 09 2009
Nation
Approval has been granted for the construction of Australia's largest wind farm, consisting of 600 wind turbines.
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Floating wind turbine launched
Friday, June 05 2009
Global
The first floating wind turbine was put off the coast of Norway this week. These turbines are able to be anchored in water up to 600m (about 2000ft) deep, allowing them to be put far enough off shore to limit the disruptions to shipping channels, tourism, bird life and marine ecosystems typical off-shore installations cause.
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Largest wind farm to be expanded
Wednesday, May 20 2009
Nation
Europe's largest onshore wind farm, located in Scotland, is going to grow from 140 to 176 turbines.
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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Array To Go Ahead
Sunday, May 17 2009
City
A 1 GW offshore wind farm will begin providing energy to as many as one quarter of greater London households by 2012.
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'Distributed power' to save Earth
Monday, May 11 2009
Global
An economist at the Research Connections 2009 conference in Prague makes the case for a pan-European strategy of small-scale energy generation and smart energy grids to help address climate and economic problems.
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After tornado, town rebuilds by going green
Monday, May 04 2009
City
Story of Greensburg, Kansas, which was wiped out by a tornado two years ago and is taking advantage of the opportunity to rebuild the town as a model of sustainability.
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