Industry News


Here on Shoot the Breeze, we’ll keep an eye on the latest news in the wind industry. Each week we will feature the top five stories that have caught our attention.
Distributed Energy in the News

PR Web
Obama Agrees: Wind Generators Make More That Just Energy
eMarine Systems, a Southwest Windpower master distributor, is benefiting from this new interest in wind generators. President Obama visited the highly endorsed Southwest Windpower in Flagstaff, AZ because they are the largest worldwide manufacturer of small wind generators (100 KW and below). It is difficult to truly appreciate how emerging technologies impact our economy. Read more »

Distributed Energy in the News

Forbes
A Web Tool For All You Need To Know About Small Wind Energy
A national laboratory has rolled out a website for policy makers and consumers who want to learn about the incentives and finances of installing wind turbines that are designed for the backyard instead of a wind farm.

Bloomberg News Read more »

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

Renewable Energy World
New Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center Integrates Wind Power as part of Energy-Conscious Design Read more »

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

Renewable Energy World
Renewable Energy Gets Brief Mention During 2012 Presidential Debate Read more »

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

U.S. Dept. of Energy
Pennsylvania Wind for Schools Project Celebrates its First Wind Turbine Installation and Welcomes Three New Host Schools
The Pennsylvania Wind for Schools project, coordinated by Penn State University, is celebrating its first wind turbine installation at one of its host schools, Northwestern Area School District in Albion, Pennsylvania, just outside of Erie. Read more »

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

Bloomberg News
International Renewables Agency Hires Masdar Power Head Wouters
The International Renewable Energy Agency appointed as deputy director general Frank Wouters, formerly head of the power unit at Abu Dhabi’s government-owned low-emissions project Masdar.

VT Digger Read more »

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

Reuters
France seen turning to renewables in policy shake-up
France’s government begins a review of the world’s most nuclear-dependent country’s energy policy on Friday, strongly in support of its small and ailing renewable sector.

Chicago Tribune Read more »

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. Read more »

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

Bloomberg, Renewable Energy World
Romney’s Energy Plan Ignores the Success of Solar and Wind: View
Mitt Romney sets an ambitious goal with his pledge to achieve U.S. energy independence by 2012. It’s just too bad his plan relies most entirely on fossil fuels and largely ignores the solid promise of clean energy. Read more »

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

Huffington Post
With Home Solar and Wind Power, Size Matters
Wouldn’t it be great if you could stick a solar panel the size of a dinner place on the roof of your electrical vehicle, and have all the power you need? How about a wind turbine the size of a lawn ornament on your roof too, for night time? Read more »