Offshore wind farming is booming in the UK — but it’s not just the renewable energy sector that loves these turbines. For seabirds, offshore wind structures are a logical landing pad, and with so many birds comes all of their poo. Until now, there has been no way to keep it at bay. Now, one company is hoping that their simple innovation will be enough to literally scare the shit out of the birds – and improve the safety of workers at the same time. VICE News Tonight traveled to Northern England to visit the company that claims to have [More]
The first offshore wind farm in the United States started producing clean energy in mid-December. Located 13 miles from the coast of Rhode Island, the five turbines will power 17,000 homes, including all the energy necessary to sustain the nearby Block Island. The wind energy industry is the fastest-growing job sector in the country. Despite their popularity in Europe, however, coastal turbines have faced resistance in the U.S. “We have a huge, clean energy resource off of our coast, and to date we have not tapped into it,” Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski told VICE News correspondent Arielle Duhaime-Ross. Read: [More]