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  • Determination of Wind Velocity and Wind Direction with the PCE-WL 1 Wind Recorder

    PCE Instruments UK has recently added the new PCE-WL 1 wind recorder to its range of products. The PCE-WL 1 wind recorder is a measuring instrument which measures and records wind velocity over a long period. Thanks to the power supply via batteries, it can be used in mobile applications. Since wind power energy is a cost intensive investment, it is important to know how much wind energy is to be ...


    By PCE Instruments UK Ltd

  • Record new wind energy capacity predicted for 2012

    Canada will enjoy another record year for wind energy development in 2012 with the addition of approximately 1,500 MW of new installed capacity, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). The projection was highlighted in the five-year industry forecast published today by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) at Europe's largest wind energy conference in Copenhagen. Canada's ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New record as wind powers 40% of Spain

    Wind power is breaking new records in Spain, accounting for just over 40 percent of all electricity consumed during a brief period last weekend. As heavy winds lashed Spain on Saturday evening wind parks generated 9,862 megawatts of power which translated to 40.8 percent of total consumption. Between Friday and Sunday wind power accounted for an average of 28 percent of all electricity demand ...

  • Vestas and GE were neck-and-neck for lead in wind’s record year

    Chinese manufacturers fall in rankings due to a shrinking home market, but a Chinese utility is now the world’s largest wind asset owner. General Electric of the US and Vestas of Denmark were tied for pole position among turbine manufacturers in the world wind market in 2012 – a record year that saw 48.4GW of new capacity installed. Research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    From coal to cars to coffee, consumption levels are breaking records. According to the Worldwatch Institute’s latest report, Vital Signs, Volume 22: The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future, the acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with underappreciated social and environmental costs (www.worldwatch.org). ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ´Hidden´ warming points to more record temperatures

    Global warming has seemingly slowed because the top 100 metres of the Pacific Ocean has cooled − or it could be because natural climate cycles keep the atmosphere relatively cool for three decades and then warming accelerates for the next 30 years or so. But while climate scientists are still trying to understand precisely why the rate of global warming this ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 2014 confirmed as Australia’s third warmest year on record

    The Australia Bureau of Meteorology confirms Australia has recorded its third warmest calendar year since national records began in 1910. Assistant Director for Climate Information Services, Neil Plummer, said 2014 was characterized by frequent heatwaves and warm spells, and a notable reduction in cold weather. “Much of Australia experienced temperatures very much above average in 2014, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Natural catastrophes in 2010 - A Record Year of Death and Destruction

    Several major catastrophes in 2010 resulted in substantial losses and an exceptionally high number of fatalities. The overall picture last year was dominated by an accumulation of severe earthquakes to an extent seldom experienced in recent decades accordingto a new report by Munich Re, Altogether, a total of 950 natural catastrophes were recorded last year, nine-tenths of which were ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

    Researchers in the US say that Arctic sea ice has reached a record low winter maximum for the second year running. Data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the US space agency NASA shows that the sea ice peaked on 24 March at 5.607 million square miles, or 14.52 million square kilometers. This is the lowest maximum since satellite ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Wildlife Acoustics Announces Its SM2BAT™ 384kHz Ultrasonic Recorder for Bats

    New high sample rate model records vocalizations of the world's bats PRAGUE - (15th International Bat Research Conference) -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, announces a new high frequency 384kHz model of the SM2BAT Ultrasonic Recorder. The SM2BAT 384kHz Terrestrial Ultrasonic Package, ...


    By Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.

  • ABC Domes Constructing Smart Dome Vault for Certified Records Management

    American Business Continuity Domes (ABC Domes) is building a Smart Dome Vault at its Lakeland business continuity facility for Certified Records Management (CRM), the leading provider of Information Management services in Florida. ABC Domes, with existing dome facilities in Lakeland, Florida and Sealy, Texas, considers the new Smart Dome Vault the prototype for future ...

  • Extreme Weather Map Shows 3,527 Monthly Weather Records Shattered in 2012

    In 2012, there were at least 3,527 monthly weather records for heat, rain and snow broken by extreme weather events that hit communities throughout the U.S., according to an updated interactive extreme weather mapping tool and year-end review released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The 2012 tally exceeds the 3,251 records smashed in 2011 and catalogues these record-breaking ...

  • Wind Energy Update: Offshore Wind - An Extremely Risky Business

    Wind Energy Update reports the reason behind these high numbers can be found in the complex offshore supply chain and logistics [the sheer number of logistical interfaces which make the task of the project management inherently risky], the difficulty of securing finance in the current economic situation and much more. These risks are manageable but they need to be shared evenly between ...


  • Windlab Expands Fleet of Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers

    International wind farm developer adopts Triton for wind farm site assessments worldwide after success in U.S. Midwest SOMERVILLE, Mass. and CANBERRA, Australia - International wind energy developer Windlab has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profilers as part of its standard wind resource assessment methodology, Second Wind and ...


  • GMP Searsburg Wind Plant Has Banner Year

    Green Mountain Power's Searsburg wind power facility had its most productive year on record in 2010, thanks to weather conditions and strong operating performance. "In its 13 years of continuous operation, the Searsburg facility has demonstrated that wind power works in Vermont," said Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power. Above average wind speed contributed to record ...


  • In Host Country Mongolia, World Marathon Record Holder Patrick Makau Kicks Off World Environment Day 2013 Celebrations

    Following some traditional Mongolian throat-singing and a rousing performance by a military brass band on the starting line, Kenya's Patrick Makau - the marathon world record holder - officially launched the Ulaanbaatar Marathon today as part of festivities leading up to World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June. Makau - a Clean Air Patron for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - flagged ...

  • NASA To Launch Ocean Wind Monitor To Space Station

    In a clever reuse of hardware originally built to test parts of NASA's QuikScat satellite, the agency will launch the ISS-RapidScat instrument to the International Space Station in 2014 to measure ocean-surface wind speed and direction. The ISS-RapidScat instrument will help improve weather forecasts, including hurricane monitoring, and understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions influence ...

  • Final Press Bulletin-Rimini Fiera - A Record Edition For The Green Economy Expo:101,144 Visitors (8.6% More Than 2013)

    High-profile signs from Rimini Fiera: more innovation, more internationalization and more work. All under the banner of the green economy. The four days dedicated to the environment system, with the expos inaugurated by Minister Gian Luca Galletti on Wednesday, bore concrete witness to the new development criterion, which has solid foundations thanks to a mature competitive industrial ...

  • Fuel Economy Experts John and Helen Taylor to Stop in New York as Part of 48 Contiguous State Record Attempt

     As part of a record setting drive across the 48 contiguous states, John and Helen Taylor, known as the world's most fuel efficient couple holding 88 world records, are stopping in New York City on ...


  • WMO: 2015 likely to be Warmest on Record, 2011-2015 Warmest Five Year Period

    Climate Change Breaches Symbolic Thresholds, Fuels Extreme Weather Geneva 25 November 2015 (WMO) The global average surface temperature in 2015 is likely to be the warmest on record and to reach the symbolic and significant milestone of 1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era. This is due to a combination of a strong El Niño and human-induced global warming, according to the ...

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