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7 July 2008
Over 3000 Words
The Danish Island of Samsø is home to a community of farmers who transitioned from coal to renewable energy. The community worked to erect wind turbines which now create more energy than they can use—the island can no...
20 October 2016
Fredericia, Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Denmark occupies a seat in the vanguard of efforts to fulfill carbon emission reduction goals of the Paris Agreement, with DONG Energy -- co-owned by the Danish government, Goldman Sachs and shareholders -- building m...
Science in Society
8 May 2009
Mastala, Kusungu District, Malawi
A bright young man named William took it upon himself to bring electricity to his small, rural village in Malawi, despite having few resources at his disposal. William invented a windmill using recycled materials, an...
Energy News Network
18 February 2021
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Boston University is getting all of its electricity from a wind farm in South Dakota, which should cover its annual energy needs of 205 million kilowatt-hours. Some energy advocates say the higher education institutio...
25 December 2020
Samso Island, Denmark
Denmark’s Samso Island has not only succeeded in generating 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy - which is the nation’s goal by 2030 - it is now carbon negative. Locals initially pushed back on the i...
6 February 2021
Hywind Scotland is the world's first commercial wind farm using floating wind turbines to generate power for about 36,000 homes a year. This approach — which is being seriously looked at by several countries seeking t...
26 May 2020
Over 15 Minutes
Old ships, powered by the wind, are being refurbished to sail small amounts of cargo around the world. While there are only a few hundred still in use, newer ships and sails are being designed and built with new techn...
MIT Technology Review
3 October 2016
Texas, United States
To increase renewable energy from wind, Texas is the site of many wind turbines across wind farms, which not only produce energy but also provide income to farmers who own the land. There are still some problems but b...
28 March 2011
Reno, Nevada, United States
In a campaign to boost community interest in and use of urban wind power, city officials in Reno, Nevada, are helping consumers take the guesswork out of buying home turbines. Through an online consumer guide called t...
15 December 2018
London, United Kingdom
Broadcast TV News
The shipping industry has made moves to halve fuel consumption by 2050. With a few clever technological innovations--bubbles and rotating sails--ships are closer to that goal. But whatever the promise of these new tec...
14 February 2018
Grimsby, United Kingdom
In the port of Grimsby in the United Kingdom, the community was struggling to thrive with very few jobs and not much of an industry. Offshore wind power has recently changed that future, however, by not only lowering ...
The New York Times
13 September 2014
With climate change continuing as a threat to the planet’s health, Germany has contributed efforts to curb greenhouse gases by installing wind turbines and solar panels to generate renewable energy. Germany’s commitme...
6 March 2019
Under 800 Words
Geothermal power is typically hard to scale due to its dependence on hot water. Climeon is a Swedish energy company changing the game. It uses low-temperature heat and sells its energy in modular units, which makes it...
24 July 2017
Under 800 Words
A factor that has often held back further development of renewable energy is the initial cost. But new advances in technology are helping make offshore wind power more feasible in deep water, furthering the growth pot...
22 May 2018
Samsø, Samso, Denmark
Two communities on opposite sides of the globe are turning to green energy to power their communities. On the island of Samso in Denmark, government officials turned to a cooperative ownership model to build buy-in on...
17 April 2016
Micro-grids powered by wind and solar energy offer a path toward alleviating energy challenges in remote, underserved areas. In Bhorleni, Nepal, the government’s Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) cooperated w...
30 January 2014
Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The commercially-based Wind for Prosperity initiative may have devised a solution to meet growing demands for electricity in developing economies, where fossil fuels are expensive, difficult to access, and take a toll...
17 November 2016
Burlington, Vermont, United States
Over 3000 Words
Burlington, Vermont counts itself as America's first all-renewable city, satisfying its energy needs through a combination of sustainably harvested pine and timber wood chips, hydroelectricity, four wind turbines, and...
25 July 2016
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
As consumers across the country increasingly demand access to cleaner, more affordable energy and traditional coal plants become more expensive to operate, a new group is working to give conservatives a voice in natur...
18 May 2017
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
An economic shift to renewable energy could take decades, but thanks to rapidly evolving disruptive technologies, dropping prices of solar and wind power sources, and increasing market demand for green business, the ...
17 January 2015
Over 3000 Words
Mainers can learn how to implement green energy in change-resistant rural areas from a Denmark island. In Samsø, Danes rely on wind energy and burn hay. These solutions may be adapted for the windswept coast of Maine....
3 November 2016
Spearville, Kansas, United States
Small towns across America are leading the shift towards renewable energy. Part of a series called "American Futures", this video visits Kansas, Pennsylvania, and California to learn more about green initiatives in bi...
7 April 2015
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Too much solar and wind power in Germany is overloading their grid. A firm developed a new technology that uses super-fast batteries and software to hold intermittent wind and solar power when more than needed is gene...
United Nations University
Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson
4 October 2013
As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of balancing rapid development and energy needs against sustainability initiatives and conscientious practices, renewables continue to provide a growing, construct...
27 April 2020
Georgetown, Texas, United States
West Texas, traditionally known for its oil business, has become a thriving home for wind energy. Beyond political ideology, wind power as a form of renewable energy is thriving for economic reasons, as it can be more...
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