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Taller concrete wind turbine towers may finally get off the ground to expand wind power potential

By April Gocha / June 12, 2017

According to studies of wind power potential from towers positioned at varying distances off the ground, taller wind turbine towers would make wind power viable in a much wider region of the United States than is currently feasible.

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MCARE 2016 wrap-up: Sustainable, safe, efficient energy harvesting and storage solutions a top materials challenge

By Stephanie Liverani / April 22, 2016

Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE) was held April 18–21 in Clearwater, Fla., and drew nearly 200 materials scientists, researchers, and engineers from 30 countries. And everyone seems to agree that sustainable solutions for efficient energy harvesting and storage across all industries is the ultimate goal.

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Power shift: Three clean energy trends we saw in 2015 thanks to materials science

By Stephanie Liverani / December 29, 2015

Materials science has been and will continue to be at the forefront of clean energy innovations. In 2015, we reported on three major clean energy trends thanks to advanced materials and engineering.

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Iowa State University engineers put wind turbine towers made from precast concrete to the test

By Stephanie Liverani / November 18, 2015

After almost a year of research and development, engineers at Iowa State University are putting their taller concrete wind turbine towers to the test with plans to revolutionize how we harness wind power in the U.S.

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Americans clean up their energy act in 2014 and reduce fossil fuel emissions

By Stephanie Liverani / June 2, 2015

Americans rely less on fossil fuels and more on clean energy to help reduce CO2 emissions—an important shift for a more energy-efficient future. But there might be a less-obvious source of emission-free energy we’re overlooking.

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‘Slow wind’ power—a new way to think about energy efficiency

By Stephanie Liverani / May 22, 2015

Wind energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, and harnessing it is one of the cleanest, most sustainable ways to generate energy. But, how windy does it really need to be to generate substantial power?

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / March 26, 2012

Hey, take a look: Berkeley Lab study shows significantly higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates — about 20-times and up to…

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Last week to save $150 on MCARE 2012

By / January 23, 2012

MCARE 2012 highlights solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, nuclear, hydrogen, electric grid, materials availability, nanocomposites, and batteries. Register now.

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McIlvaine predicts Japan’s nuclear problems will lead to $200B shift to alternative sources

By / April 22, 2011

Credit: McIlvaine Company. (h/t to GlobalSpec) Not unpredictably, Japan’s ongoing nuclear problems are going to reshape how nations allocate their future energy investments, and a new report from McIlvaine Company estimates that $200 billion will be retargeted to fossil and renewable energies. McIlvaine, a market research company, says China and India, in particular, are likely to…

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Denmark dangles huge tax, parking carrot for electric cars

By / December 2, 2009

The New York Times today has a story about a major tax-policy initiative underway in Denmark that government officials are hoping will provide a big boost to the use of electric cars. The story also reports on how Better Place, a company we’ve written on in the past, and Dong Energy, Denmark’s largest utility company,…

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