T. Boone Pickens
Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. (born May 22, 1928), known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeov...
Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy | The Spectator
The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was…
Swift Boat challenge
The Swift Boat challenge from Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens was his reported offer of $1 million to anyone who can disprove even a single charge made by the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, formerly the...
Wind power
Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power. Windmills are used for their mechanical power, windpumps for water pumping, and sails to p...
Wind power in the United States
Wind power in the United States is a branch of the energy industry, expanding quickly over the last several years. As of the end of 2014 the capacity was 65,879 MW. This capacity is exceeded only by...
Wind power in Texas
Wind power in Texas consists of many wind farms with a total installed nameplate capacity of 12,212 MW from over 40 different projects. Texas produces the most wind power of any U.S. state. The w...
Pickens Plan
The Pickens Plan is an energy policy proposal announced July 8, 2008 by American businessman T. Boone Pickens. Pickens wants to reduce American dependence on imported oil by investing approximately $U...
Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy | The Spectator
The Global Wind Energy Council recently released its latest report, excitedly boasting that ‘the proliferation of wind energy into the global power market continues at a furious pace, after it was…
Wind power forecasting
A wind power forecast corresponds to an estimate of the expected production of one or more wind turbines (referred to as a wind farm) in the near future. By production is often meant available power f...
Wind turbine cooperative
Community wind projects are locally owned by farmers, investors, businesses, schools, utilities, or other public or private entities who utilize wind energy to support and reduce energy costs to the l...
High altitude wind power
High-altitude wind power (HAWP) is the harnessing of the power of winds high in the sky by use of tether and cable technology. An atlas of the high-altitude wind power resource has been prepared for a...
Wind power in California
Wind power in California refers to the 5,829 megawatts (MW) of wind powered electricity generating capacity operating within California as of June 2013. California's wind power capacity has grown by ...
Offshore wind power
Offshore wind power refers to the construction of wind farms in bodies of water to generate electricity from wind. Stronger wind speeds are available offshore compared to on land, so offshore wind pow...
Wind power in Iowa
Iowa is a leading U.S. state in wind power generation with 27.4% of the state's electricity generation coming from wind in 2013. At the end of 2013, wind power in Iowa had 5,137 megawatts (MW) of capa...
Wind turbine
A wind turbine is the popular name for a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power. Technically there is no turbine used in the design but the term appears to have migrat...
Wind power in Massachusetts
Wind power projects in Massachusetts   Operating   ProposedThe U.S. state of Massachusetts has vast wind energy resources onshore as well as offshore and the installed capacity has been ...
Environmental effects of wind power
The environmental impact of wind power, when compared to the environmental impacts of fossil fuels, is relatively minor. According to the IPCC, in assessments of the life-cycle global warming potentia...
Wind farm
A wind farm or wind park is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines and cover an extended a...
List of wind turbine manufacturers
This is a list of notable wind turbine manufacturers and business that manufacture major wind turbine components.
Renewable energy commercialization
Renewable energy commercialization involves the deployment of three generations of renewable energy technologies dating back more than 100 years. First-generation technologies, which are already matu...
Wind power in Kansas
The U.S. State of Kansas has high potential capacity for wind power, second behind Texas. The most recent estimates (2012) are that Kansas has a potential for 952 GW of wind power capacity yet ha...
Wind power in Arizona
Wind power projects in Arizona   Operating   Under construction   Proposed   Canceled or decommissionedUtility-scale wind power in Arizona began in 2009 with the commissioning ...
Wind power in Minnesota
At the end of 2012, the installed capacity for wind power in Minnesota was 2,986 megawatts (MW) with wind power accounting for 14.3% of the electricity generated in the state during 2012.Large wind fa...
Wind power in Wyoming
Wyoming has one of the highest wind power potentials of any United States (U.S.) state. Wyoming's geography of high-altitude prairies and broad ridges makes the state an ideal site for the development...
Wind power in Oregon
The U.S. state of Oregon has vast wind energy resources. Many projects have been completed, most of them in rural Eastern Oregon and near the Columbia River Gorge.
Laws passed by the Oregon Legisl...
Wind power in Washington
With the completion of the initial phase of the Lower Snake River Wind Project in February, 2012, Washington has over 2,800 megawatts (MW) of wind power generation capacity.In 2011 6,209 million kilow...
History of wind power
Wind power has been used as long as humans have put sails into the wind. For more than two millennia wind-powered machines have ground grain and pumped water. Wind power was widely available and not c...
Environmental impact of wind power
The environmental impact of wind power, when compared to the environmental impacts of fossil fuels, is relatively minor. According to the IPCC, in assessments of the life-cycle global warming potentia...