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  • Satellite data improve aviation safety

    Thousands of planes are grounded across Europe due to the spread of volcanic ash following the recent eruption under Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull glacier. Volcanic eruptions eject large amounts of ash and trace gases such as sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere, often reaching the altitudes of scheduled flights. When flying through a volcanic ash cloud, ash particles enter the jet engines which can ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • HSE incident data for offshore wind sector now available

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published its first annual incident data report. This publication gives a comprehensive insight into the health and safety performance of the G9 members from 35 sites spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The offshore wind industry has seen impressive growth in recent years as ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 rebrands as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) has today rebranded itself as the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation (G+). Since its formation in 2012, the G9 has taken a leading role in facilitating health and safety improvements in the offshore wind industry. The importance of that responsibility was recognised at the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Research and Markets: Wind Resource Assessment - A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zxwzp7/wind_resource_asse) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Wind Resource Assessment. A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project" to their offering. This is a practical, authoritative guide to the ...


  • New Book Explains Meteorology for Wind Energy Professionals

    The fundamentals of meteorology dictate the success or failure of wind projects, says Dr Landberg, yet many of the industry’s decision makers lack a ready resource for understanding the important theoretical concepts they need. “In Meteorology for Wind Energy: An Introduction, I have focused on the requirements of the industry, explaining the important concepts that are directly ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • Intelex Soars into Safety at the NBAA Conference

    Our aviation experts, Adam and Katsu, took flight to Orlando this week to attend the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) annual convention.   Each year 25,000 aviation professionals flock to this conference which is the world’s largest business aviation event.  Attendees can expect days packed with sessions and over 1,000 exhibitors who are all dedicated to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Wind Power Beats Nuclear Again in China

    China, the country that is building more nuclear reactors than any other, continued to get more electricity from the wind than from nuclear power plants in 2014. This came despite below-average wind speeds for the year. The electricity generated by China’s wind farms in 2014—-16 percent more than the year before—-could power more than 110 million Chinese homes. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • World Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

    By J. Matthew Roney Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • ASTM D5741 - 96(2011) standard practice for characterizing surface wind using a wind vane and rotating anemometer

    This practice will characterize the distribution of wind with a maximum of utility and a minimum of archive space. Applications of wind data to the fields of air quality, wind engineering, wind energy, agriculture, oceanography, forecasting, aviation, climatology, severe storms, turbulence and diffusion, military, and electrical utilities are satisfied with this practice. When this practice is ...


    By ASTM International

  • G9 releases 2015 HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9), supported by the Energy Institute (EI), has published the 2015 health and safety statistics for the offshore wind sector. When comparing 2015 performance against what was reported in 2014, in Europe the performance is broadly unchanged, whereas there has been an increase in the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) and Lost Time Injury ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New ocean monitoring system provides safe and efficient information on water and wind

    Mariners can now get free real-time information on water and wind conditions for the Port of Gulfport, Miss., from a new NOAA ocean observing system at the port. The NOAA Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) at Gulfport provides observations of currents, water and air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed, gusts and direction through an easy-to-use Web portal at ...

  • Energy Institute to host The Crown Estate offshore wind knowledge portfolio

    In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), The Crown Estate has brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of its strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service. This significant range of publications, developed over the last five years, aims to help mitigate, reduce, and manage risks and costs for ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Japan starts up offshore wind farm near Fukushima

    Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore. The wind farm near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant is to eventually have a generation capacity of 1 gigawatt from 143 turbines, though ...


    By Associated Press

  • Green Mountain Power Begins Construction of Kingdom Community Wind

    Green Mountain Power (GMP) has begun construction of Kingdom Community Wind (KCW), a 63 MW renewable wind energy project in Lowell, Vermont. The 21 turbine wind project can provide power for more than 24,000 homes with the lowest-cost new renewable energy available to GMP customers and the members of the Vermont Electric Coop (VEC). "We are extremely excited to start construction on this ...


    By Marketwire

  • Free webinar: Calculate efficiently the wind flow in urban areas

    Meteodyn is offering its know how to assess the wind microclimate. Our CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations take into account effects of all kind of build environements on the wind at every time and spatial scale. UrbaWind is a CFD software devoted to predict the wind in urban places. Learn how to: assess the urban climatic pedestrian ...


    By Meteodyn

  • ASTM D5527 - 00(2011) standard practices for measuring surface wind and temperature by Acoustic Means

    Sonic anemometer/thermometers are used to measure turbulent components of the atmosphere except for confined areas and very close to the ground. These practices apply to the use of these instruments for field measurement of the wind, sonic temperature, and atmospheric turbulence components. The quasi-instantaneous velocity component measurements are averaged over user-selected sampling times ...


    By ASTM International

  • DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Overview of Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars ...


    By US Department of Energy

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