Category Archives: Wind and Hydro Power

Making Waves on the Energy Scene

By David L. Brown Of the various renewable energy options that have been considered in recent decades, such as solar and wind power, one that has made the least progress has been wave energy. I remember in 1971 leafing through … Continue reading

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NASA Award Highlights a Generation Lost

by Val Germann From the TERRADAILY website comes news that a NASA engineer is being given an award for research on wind turbines. We here at Star Phoenix Base are “big fans” (pardon the play on words) of wind turbines … Continue reading

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A New Approach to Wind Power

By David L. Brown Earlier today we wrote in Star Phoenix Base about the growing development of wind power, and noted the need for new technologies to make the conversion of “free” wind energy into electricity. In a recent issue … Continue reading

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Winds of Change for Electricity Generation

By David L. Brown Development of wind generated electricity is picking up as the cost of gas and oil continue to remain at historically high levels. The Associated Press today reports on plans for a new wind farm in Texas. … Continue reading

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“Roof of the World” has an Ozone Hole

By Val Germann Mainland China, the biggest of all the Asian economic “Tigers,” has had its official wake up call concerning its environment. In its breakneck rush to modernize itself China has pushed every consideration to the side except one: … Continue reading

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China Prepares to Destroy Tiger Leaping Gorge

By David L. Brown Some of the most beautiful scenery in Asia will soon be sacrificed to provide hydroelectric power for a Chinese population that is growing apace while undergoing modernization. Here’s an excerpt from a report in today’s edition … Continue reading

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