Remembering Corwin Hardham

Today I posted an obituary on Forbes of Corwin Hardham, the founder and CEO of Makani Power. I had been following Makani and Corwin with interest for a few years, and was sad to hear of his passing last month. [...]

America’s Other Wind Industry

A windmill at the American Wind Power Center and Museum, another stop on our Texas wind-energy tour. Photo credit: David Ferris

Two weeks ago I decamped to Lubbock, Texas, for the 22nd annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists. A highlight of these conferences is fleeing the hotel for field trips to places [...]

Three Ideas in Wind Power That Might Actually Fly

The most visible class of finalists were those with ambitious plans for “kite power” — harnessing the powerful and consistent winds that blow high off the Earth’s deck. [...]