wind energy

 
Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed
Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed
Nearly 10-million people worldwide were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, double the number of people working on building solar and...
Spin-offs from old wind farms are driving a revolution
Spin-offs from old wind farms are driving a revolution
Wind energy provides 432 000 megawatts (MW) of energy capacity worldwide. That’s 20% of all electricity. A tenth of this was built last year....
Green bonds take root in China
Green bonds take root in China
China is set to become a hotbed for the $100-­billion market in bonds tied to environmentally friendly investments as authorities and developers...
Wind of change on the cards
Wind of change on the cards
So much power was produced by Denmark's windfarms last Thursday that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and export power to...
Renewable energy investors struggle in former homelands
Renewable energy investors struggle in former homelands
The Eastern Cape is an ideal location for generating wind-driven power, but the former homelands are missing out on the government's renewable...
German energy giants pull plug on conventional power
German energy giants pull plug on conventional power
Ever since Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a phase-out of nuclear energy over the next decade and pledged to generate as much as...
SA set to profit from wind power
SA set to profit from wind power
South Africa's first wind farm was built outside Darling, up the coast from Cape Town. Its four turbines sit on a hill, looking towards the...
Chill wind blows clean away
Chill wind blows clean away
The government has been looking at measures to reduce South Africa's dependence on fossil fuels and to have renewable energy account for a greater...
Building in the wind
Building in the wind
In Denmark building blocks are big. But although kids worldwide adore its Lego blocks, it is the country's investment in building a sustainable...
'We call it the Three Gorges of the sky'
'We call it the Three Gorges of the sky'
In the vast natural wind tunnel that is Dabancheng, the gales that roar between the snow-capped mountain ridges get so strong that trains have been...

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