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Is Offshore Wind Coming To The U.S.?

AP | By MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It will be a few years before energy is generated by any offshore wind farm in the United States, but efforts to get more of...

U.S. To Sell First-Ever Offshore Leases For Wind Farms

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green

The U.S. Department of Interior said Tuesday its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the first ever competitive lease sale for renewa...

Is This The Key To Offshore Wind?

Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: Offshore wind power, attractive for so many reasons but right now rather expensive, could get another notch in its...

Will U.S. See Offshore Wind By 2014?

Posted 10.06.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Pete Danko: While Cape Wind in Massachusetts -- still at least two years from beginning ocean construction -- can surely clai...

NYC Plans To Build Wind Farm, Solar Power Plant

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City site once known for the size of its garbage heaps would be home to alternative energy sources that could generate 20 megaw...

Controversy Surrounds Plans For Wind Farm

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday approved plans for a wind farm on the north side of the Columbia River Gorge over the ...

A Bubble Curtain To Protect Whales From Wind Farms?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green

Anti-wind power groups have made a lot of noise over wind turbines, but that hasn't stopped Germany from investing in more offshore wind power. Accord...

WATCH: Scotland's Carbon Neutral Ice Cream

Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

An ice cream factory in Scotland generates all the power it needs from three wind turbines. That means the ice cream is completely carbon neutral. ...

Northwest Power Surplus May Halt Wind Energy

AP | By TIM FOUGHT | Posted 07.14.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The manager of most of the electricity in the Pacific Northwest is running such a surplus of power from hydroelectric dams that it p...

John Kerry Urges Cape Wind Approval

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is urging federal officials to approve a key portion of Cape Wind's financing plan. Kerry and al...

A Better Standard of Living

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

Whether it is better clothes or the latest gadgets, satisfaction in these days of consumerism is difficult to find. Everyone is persevering for a "better standard of living." But better than what?

Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Proposed For Rhode Island

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A renewable energy company has proposed what it says would be the largest offshore wind farm in the United States: a 200-turb...

Block Island Wind Farm Proposal Clears Key Hurdle

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WARWICK, R.I. — The Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday approved a power purchase agreement for a proposed wind farm off the c...

What's Green, White and Blue? American Jobs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Additional wind farms mean more renewable energy freeing the U.S. from reliance on foreign oil. But there's no point in replacing imported foreign oil with imported wind turbines

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Explains Why He's Opposed To Cape Wind (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has always been a outspoken environmentalist, making bold statements against the coal industry and the perils of global warming...

Weekly Mulch: Politics, Power, and the Environment Beyond BP

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Washington has a blind spot when it comes to the environment. BP and the oil spill brought the government's ...

Jason Linkins

Bill Maher And George Will's Energy Claims Factchecked | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This past Sunday, when Bill Maher claimed on ABC's "This Week" that the nation of Brazil "got off oil" in the 1970's, I thought to myself, "Oh, man. L...

BREAKING: Large Air Spill At Wind Farm. No Threats Reported. Some Claim To Enjoy The Breeze.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We stumbled on some gold from Reddit this morning. User "R-Legit" submitted this pic with the headline "BREAKING: Large Air Spill at Wind Farm. No thr...

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

Cape Wind Project (VIDEO): The Arguments On Both Sides

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cape Wind, the first-ever U.S. offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod, was finally given government approval Wednesday after being hotly contested for nine ...

Cape Cod Wind Farm, First Offshore, A Go: AP

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE From The Associated Press: A coalition of groups that oppose the construction of a wind farm in Nantucket Sound say they will sue "immediately"...

The Real Cost of Cape Wind

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I don't see how we can, in good conscience, oppose a project that could lead our country towards a greener economy and lifestyle.

Greensburg: An Eco 9/11

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Greensburg, with everything that once stood there now destroyed in the aftermath of the most violent twister ever, has transformed into a model town for everything eco, green and sustainable.

Cape Wind Project Would Save Billions, Report Says

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An offshore wind farm in the Nantucket Sound could save the New England region billions of dollars over 25 years, according to a new report....

Urge the Obama Administration to Save Coal River Mountain

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Rising above a picturesque valley in southern West Virginia, Coal River Mountain represents the last, best hope for a community resisting the legacy of dirty energy in this part of Appalachia.