Massive offshore turbine arrays would help us harness hurricanes

What would happen if a hurricane were to plough through a wind farm consisting of tens of thousands of individual turbines? A Stanford engineer recently ran a computer simulation to find out — and the results were astonishing. » 2/27/14 9:00am 2/27/14 9:00am

Study: There is enough wind on this planet to meet our entire energy…

A recent study from the Carnegie Institution for Science is suggesting that planetary winds pack enough power to energize our entire civilization — and by a significant margin. But in order for us to capture all this energy, say the researchers, we'll have to supplement traditional ground-based stations with… » 9/10/12 10:30am 9/10/12 10:30am