Roy Osinga, The European director of Flower Turbines, said: “Our product - compared to big windmills - is silent, and good-looking, which makes it very successful for building in cities because nobody wants to live next to a turbine which is up to 200 metres high making a lot of noise.”
Quirky wind turbines have begun to pick up steam recently. Vortex Bladeless, created a small bladeless turbine that can harness energy from winds without the sweeping white blades synonymous with wind power. Another company, Alpha 311, has begun manufacturing a small vertical wind turbine that it claims can generate electricity without wind.
G7 Nations Still Committing Billions More to Fossil Fuels than Green Energy
Despite consistent talks of green rhetoric at recent climate summits and sustainable actions, money continues to pile into fossil fuels related industries from these countries. New analysis reveals that the countries attending the upcoming G7 Summit, have committed $189bn to support oil, coal and gas between January and March 2021. In comparison, these countries spent $147bn on clean forms of energy.