According to this latest global report on wind energy, total worldwide installations in 2008 were more than 27,000 MW, dominated by the three main markets in Europe, North America and Asia. The United States passed Germany to become world #1 in wind power installations, and China

After spurning wind power, China has swung around and embraced this clean energy. But the nation's love affair with wind may be spinning out of control, finds David Cyranoski.

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission has lauded the wind energy sector for having come to the rescue of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board during the peak wind season.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) visualises renewable energy (wind, solar and hydel) outgrowing gas-based energy and becoming the second largest source of electricity, after coal, as early as 2015.

The writer offers an insight into wind power technology in India - the current trends, progress, challenges and new innovations.

The third largest state by area and second largest by population in the country, Maharashtra's wind power potential is 4584 MW. In 2007-08, Maharashtra saw an addition of 268 MW to its wind energy generation capacity. Besides the state stands second to Tamil Nadu in terms of installed capacity to generate wind energy.

India is rapidly developing wind energy resources to satisfy its growing needs for electricity. However, the suitability of a particular location for the development of a wind energy project depends on a large number of factors.

LONDON (Reuters) - Renewable energy, such as wind, solar and hydropower, will overtake gas to become the second largest source of electricity behind coal by 2015, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

Wind developers in the United States could be the first among the energy sector to fall victim to the global financial meltdown emanating from Wall Street. The banking crisis that began with bad loans in the US housing sector has now brought down several commercial banks, one of the world's largest insurance companies and leading investment banks.

With the average price of a gallon of gasoline hovering somewhere around $4 in the U.S. and oil prices continuing to rise the whole world is refocusing their attention on the viability of alternative energy sources. A window seems to be opening for genuine progress in lessening our dependence on fossil fuels.

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