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ASCE Structural Engineering Institute Announces New Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design

RESTON, Va.  – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) has published ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design. SEI received a...

Energy costs favor wind, solar, and batteries

Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” — 50 percent of world generation by 2050 — on the back...

A Windy Future

Strong demand continues to drive wind power development. Strong demand for affordable, reliable wind energy drove a busy first quarter for new U.S. wind farm...

NIBS report shows how society benefits when buildings can withstand natural disasters

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, more than a decade after releasing its original report on the same topic and only days after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared 2017 the costliest year on record for weather and climate disasters.

Study: Warming oceans could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss by...

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

Trees can make or break city weather

Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.

BNEF forecasts global wind and solar costs to fall faster, undercutting most existing fossil...

New Energy Outlook 2017, the latest long-term forecast from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), shows earlier progress than its equivalent a year ago toward decarbonization of the world’s power system.

Federal program to reduce windstorm impacts requests comments on new strategic plan

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) drafts a new strategic plan to reduce loss of life and property from windstorms.

Nation’s largest offshore wind project approved

Wind farm 30 miles off the coast of Long Island, N.Y. is expected to power 50,000 homes.
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