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Japanese engineers are hoping to build wind turbines that can withstand the world’s worst typhoons, generating power even in the midst of a natural disaster. Mariel Robedizo Engranes was 15 when Typhoon Haiyan hit. She was living in her hometown of Dolores, Eastern Samar, in eastern Philippines. The country regularly experiences typhoons but Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, was extraordinary. It arrived on 8 November 2013, and it was one of the most powerful tropical cyclones ever recorded. “Before 6am, I heard my mum shouting and screaming,” Engranes remembers of the morning that Yolanda struck. “I noticed...

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The global wind energy sector installed a record 63GW of new capacity in 2019.This is according to a new report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) that noted a total of 22,893 wind turbines were installed last year.According to findings, global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas retained its position as the biggest supplier for 2019, contributing 18% of the total wind turbines installed.This was followed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy that doubled the number of offshore wind installations since the previous year, adding 15.7% to the total installations in 2019.New additions to offshore wind capacity in 2019 totalled a record...

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