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Going with the Wind: The Environmentalist Transformation of the Electricity Sector

Ion Bogdan Vasi

in Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746927
eISBN:
9780199827169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746927.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter shows that the electricity sector has undergone two transformations since the 1990s. First, small, traditional wind turbine manufacturers have become industrial heavyweights, and ... More


China in the Global Wind Power Innovation System

Joanna I. Lewis

in Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153317
eISBN:
9780231526876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the origins of the modern wind turbine industry and explores the wind innovation system that has emerged in China. It also highlights the nation's current wind energy policy ... More


Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Joanna Lewis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153317
eISBN:
9780231526876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

As the greatest coal-producing and consuming nation in the world, China would seem an unlikely haven for wind power. Yet the country now boasts a world-class industry that promises to make low-carbon ... More


Goldwind and the Emergence of the Chinese Wind Industry

Joanna I. Lewis

in Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153317
eISBN:
9780231526876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents a case study of Goldwind to illustrate how China is obtaining advanced wind power technology through international technology transfers. Starting as Xinjiang Wind Energy Company ... More


Wind Energy Leapfrogging in Emerging Economies

Joanna I. Lewis

in Green Innovation in China: China's Wind Power Industry and the Global Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153317
eISBN:
9780231526876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153317.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter compares the strategies used by Chinese firms to develop wind power technology with those used in India and South Korea, the two other most successful “latecomers” to the wind industry. ... More


Danish Wind Power: Alternating Currents

Kathleen M. Araújo

in Low Carbon Energy Transitions: Turning Points in National Policy and Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199362554
eISBN:
9780197562901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362554.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

According to Michael Zarin, Director of Government Relations with Vestas Wind Systems, there is nothing “alternative” about wind power anymore (Biello, 2010). After all, wind generation is the most ... More


Blowin’ in the Wind

Mark L. Clifford

in The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses wind power, which is a relatively new energy source. Like solar power, wind power relies on natural forces to produce electricity. Unlike fossil fuels, wind does not produce ... More


Understanding Wind Power Systems

Scott Valentine

in Wind Power Politics and Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199862726
eISBN:
9780197563236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199862726.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

All of the above statements represent prominent objections to wind power development. For the most part, these statements are premised upon small truths that have been exaggerated by wind power ... More


Wind, hydro and tides Fully sustainable energy

E. L. Wolf

in Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Wind-turbine science and technology is outlined, following the work of Betz. Rotor design, blade construction and aspects of electric power generation are described, principally for large ... More


Opposition to Wind Farms and the Possible Responses of the Legal System

Anita Rønne

in Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: Legal Change and Impact on Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767954
eISBN:
9780191821783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter inquires into the reasons for public opposition to wind turbine projects, and investigates the different community benefit schemes that are in use to reduce and compensate for the ... More


Clean Energy

in Technology Change and the Rise of New Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783859
eISBN:
9780804784924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783859.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores the three types of clean energy and how the four broad methods of achieving improvements in performance and costs contribute to a better understanding of the potential for ... More


Air

John Evans

in Elements of a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198827832
eISBN:
9780191866562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827832.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The chemical properties of the volatile elements in groups 15 to 18 are outlined, showing how the the periodicicty of the properties of the elements shapes their chemistry. The manufacture of ... More


Physics and Technology of Sustainable Energy

E. L. Wolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198769804
eISBN:
9780191822636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198769804.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This is a physics textbook describing, at a college level, the physics and technology needed to provide sustainable long-term energy, past the era of fossil fuels. A summary is given of global power ... More


The Sensory Ecology of Collisions and Entrapment

Graham R. Martin

in The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Collisions of birds with human artefacts (power lines, wind turbines, glass sheets, etc.) are major source of bird mortality. Many birds are also killed by entrapment in fishing nets. A sensory ... More


OTEC Economics

William H. Avery and Chih Wu

in Renewable Energy from the Ocean: A Guide to OTEC

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195071993
eISBN:
9780197560242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195071993.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The economic contribution that OTEC will make to the solution of the nation’s energy problems depends on its perceived merits relative to existing and alternative ... More


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