Low Wind Key to Success in Thailand

July 7, 2012
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A man with an umbrella to protect from the heat admires the Kings Wind Farm in Thailand.

“I know that 70% of the area in the world has a low wind speed. I thought, if we want to promote the …

Wind and Tulips, Success in North Holland

June 28, 2012
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Jaap van der Beek walks amongst his fields of tulips in Middenmeer, the Netherlands
Jaap van der Beek, pilot, wind farmer and farmer in Middenmeer, Holland. Mr. van der Beek owns one windmill on his property.

“If I only grew …

Bright Future for Wind Energy in Nepal

June 28, 2012
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Ms. Aruna Awale-Meteorologist for the Alternative Energy Promotion Center in Kathmandu poses for a picture. In the background is a wind turbine provided by MEC.

“I have seen a bright future for wind energy in Nepal, because a lot of …

Megawatts, Community and Development in Thailand

June 7, 2012
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Wind Turbine platforms ready for the mast as part of Thailand's larget wind farm. It is located in Nakhon Ratchasima district.

“It represents modernity. So, they want this in their community. Hey, we are modern, they say. This is latest …

Co-operative Wind Energy in Ireland Builds Strong Community Spirit

May 31, 2012
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Pat Blount approached two farmers in the area of Collon, Ireland to form a joint business venture for Wind Energy development. Pat agreed to take the financial risk and the landowner’s provided the site. They are now equal partners in

A mayor with a vision transforms rural life in the Czech Republic

May 28, 2012
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One of the sustainable houses in Jindrijovice in the Czech Republic.

“I tried to change things but I had to recognize that it wasn’t possible,” says Petr Pavek, leaning against his adobe straw bale house.  He gazes out on his property over-looking the little town of Jindřichovice pod Smrkem

Co-operative Wind Harvesting in the Netherlands

May 17, 2012
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Stephan de Clerk looks down the line of 6 windmills that he helped raise with his neighbours.

Cycling along the country roads of Flevoland, you can’t help but notice the wind. If one is lucky, it is behind you, if …

Introducing the Date with History Finalists

May 9, 2012
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We are  thrilled to share this selection of videos from 22 young leaders-to-be from around the world. They’re the incredible finalists in GCCA’s Date with History competition and one of them will deliver a speech at Rio+20 this June. Please …

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Wind Dreams in Nepal

May 9, 2012
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Amrit Singh Thapa, Managing Director of Mirlung Electro-Mech Concern(MEC) looks down on the sprawling city of Kathmandu. Amrit is pushing wind energy development in Nepal.

Amrit points it out as we zoom past on his motorbike. If you look closely, …

I Love Windpower Brings Energy and Identity to Mali

May 2, 2012
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I Love Windpower Brings Energy and Identity to Mali

Piet Willem Chevalier, Den Haag, the Netherlands

“If I had to sum it up in one word, I would say identity,” says Piet Willem Chevalier, owner and operator of I Love