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Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S.
A new report found solar and wind accounted for a record 10 percent of electricity generation in March.
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India Launches Massive Push for Clean Power, Lighting, and Cars
While President Trump wants to revive America’s coal industry, India is embracing renewables, LED lighting, electric cars, and more.
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The Energy of Tomorrow Looks Strikingly Artistic from Above
Two photographers share their unique perspectives on the growing wind and solar power industries.
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Iran's Centuries-Old Windmills May Soon Stop Turning
An ancient cultural site is in danger of falling into disrepair.
About Wind Power

Wind is the movement of air from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. In fact, wind exists because the sun unevenly heats the surface of the Earth. As hot air rises, cooler air moves in to fill the void. As long as the sun shines, the wind will blow. And wind has long served as a power source to humans.


Ancient mariners used sails to capture the wind. Farmers once used windmills to grind their grains and pump water. Today, more and more wind turbines wring electricity from the breeze. Over the past decade, wind turbine use has increased more than 25 percent per year. Still, it only provides a small fraction of the world's energy.

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