In Scotland’s Stormiest Waters, Offshore Wind Is Thriving

In Scotland’s Stormiest Waters, Offshore Wind Is Thriving

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland is breaking records for energy output. Three years after installing the offshore turbines in the rough North Sea waters 15 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, it’s the UK’s best-performing wind farm with the highest average “capacity factor” […]

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New Bladeless Turbines Causing Good Vibrations In Clean Energy World

New Bladeless Turbines Causing Good Vibrations In Clean Energy World

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer When most people envision a wind turbine they picture a tall metal structure with spinning blades. Yet Madrid-based energy company Vortex is seeking to expand the perception of what turbines can look like. The startup has introduced a new turbine design that removes the blades entirely. These turbines are […]

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Wind Energy Company in the Business of Saving Condors

Wind Energy Company in the Business of Saving Condors

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The world desperately needs more sources of emissions-free energy, yet as these power sources are brought online, we must also contend with their impact on animals and ecosystems. In California, government officials are trying to rescue California condors, which are critically endangered, from being killed by the blades of […]

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Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed his own executive order last Thursday in response to President Joe Biden’s executive orders on climate change aimed at transitioning the U.S. away from fossil fuel use and toward a clean energy economy, pause drilling on federal lands, and targeting federal fossil fuel subsidies. […]

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First US Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Delayed Yet Again

First US Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Delayed Yet Again

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer A plan to build the first utility-scale offshore wind project near Cape Cod— The Vineyard Wind project— has been delayed once again. The project has been delayed over a year as the federal government has requested increasingly rigorous permits.  A final permit for the Vineyard Wind project had been […]

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Ørsted Works to Bring More Union Labor to Offshore Wind

Ørsted Works to Bring More Union Labor to Offshore Wind

On Wednesday, Danish energy company Ørsted joined with North America’s Building Trades Unions (formerly known as the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Department) to create a program that trains wind energy workers in hopes of deploying more offshore wind along the East Coast. In doing so, these groups have piloted a new way to create […]

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