Researchers worldwide are working on a concept for high-altitude wind power: automated light aircraft flying 300-500 meters high, connected by cable to an electricity generator. Each movement of the aircraft is converted to electrical power.
Our warming world needs alternatives to polluting fossil fuels. Wind energy is part of the solution, but how bad are wind turbines for nature?
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how kites generate wind power, visit Kenya's Maasai beekeepers and see how to support local fisheries in Gabon while protecting marine life.
In Germany, sun, wind, water and biomass have so far produced more electricity in 2019 than coal and nuclear power combined. But it's a snapshot of a special market situation and might not be a long-term trend.
Russian hydropower company RusHydro has launched a wind power plant in Russia’s Arctic region. It's far from a signal that fossil-fuel-hungry Russia is going green, but it's a start.
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