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U.S. Officials Propose Giving Wind Farms 30-Year Permits To Kill Eagles

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home

U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday again proposed granting 30-year permits to wind farms that would forgive them for thousands of eagle deaths expect...

To Cut Emissions Faster, U.S. Should Ditch Tax Credit-Based Subsidies for Renewable Energy

The Conversation US | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
The Conversation US

Congress last month extended valuable tax credits to producers of electricity from wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels, a move that came as a relief to an industry that has experienced rapid growth in recent years.

Winds of Change Off the New England Coast

XPRIZE | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home

The economics are interesting. Today, Block Island has no electrical connection to the mainland, so its power comes from expensive and environmentally unfriendly diesel generation, which the Block Island Power Company bills at 24 cents per kilowatt-hour in peak season.

Offshore Wind Power Gets Foothold In U.S.

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2015 | Home

NEW SHOREHAM, Rhode Island, July 27 (Reuters) - Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America's first offshore...

How Hawaii Could Finally Make Floating Wind Farms A Reality

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home

The picturesque waters of Hawaii could soon be home to the country's first floating wind farm. During the Hawaii Intergovernmental Renewable Energy...

Peer Influence, Shaming Drives Green Behavior

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 01.06.2015 | Home
Carol Pierson Holding

Peer influence, whether in a corporate or a residential setting, modifies environmental behavior. Can peer shaming work too? Freakonomics economist Steven Levitt, would argue yes. Benchmarking in industries and companies leads to greater adoption of renewable energy.

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Home
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

Electrons Worth Fighting for

Tom Kiernan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Home
Tom Kiernan

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 3474, a bill which includes a two-year extension of the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). This policy allows us to scale up amid nearly 100 years of permanent incentives for other energy sources.

Wind Farms Flourish Across The U.S. As Interest In Renewable Energy Skyrockets

Posted 03.26.2014 | Home

Credit: U.S. Department of Energy From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: In New York and many other cities across the U.S., you’re likely to hav...

Wind Farms Do Their Part for Eagle Conservation Today, and Tomorrow

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
Tom Kiernan

This long-awaited program will provide more eagle conservation than currently exists today, which leaves many in the wind industry and others who share our concern for saving eagles scratching our heads over the hyperbolic response.

Kate Sheppard

Senators Call For Extension Of Key Energy Tax Credits | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.16.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Twenty-four senators are asking the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to renew a slate of tax credits for renewable energy and eff...

Could This Have Significantly Reduced Hurricane Katrina's Wind Speeds?

Posted 12.12.2013 | Home

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: SAN FRANCISCO — Giant offshore wind farms could do more than provide electricity for major cities. They coul...

Kate Sheppard

Power Company's Guilty Plea Nets Big Fine For Bird-Killing Wind Turbines | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.22.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON –- Duke Energy's renewables division will pay $1 million in fines and restitution for unlawfully killing golden eagles and other threaten...

$700 Million Undersea Cable Could Bring Hawaii's Energy Independence Dreams Closer

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.30.2013 | Home

In a major change that could effectively nix plans for the long-debated industrial-scale wind farm proposed for Lanai, state policymakers have in rece...

Eating Raw Whale Meat While Dishing up Baloney -- How Industry is Imperiling the Oceans While We Aren't Looking

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Candace Calloway Whiting

It is serious, deadly, and frightening -- both in what is going on under the ocean surface, and the lack of laws and controls to protect whales, dolphins, and other animals.

Awful Arguments Against Green Energy

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.12.2013 | Home
Dale Hansen

For anyone who has ever watched Fox News you know that they hate green energy. And while there are plenty of good arguments for and against green ener...

BUSTED: The Big Myth About Home Values And Wind Farms

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.07.2013 | Home

There tends to be two very distinct reactions to wind farms: Applause from those who are for renewable energy, and screaming from climate change-denie...

Kate Sheppard

Coal Power Giant Wins Lease For Offshore Wind Farm | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- A giant of coal-fired power won a $1.6 million lease to build the first wind farm off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, a development ...

How Does A Wind Farm Affect The Value Of Your House?

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Home

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own) By Gerard Wynn LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - A U....

Virginia's Wayne Powell: An Environmental Profile in Courage

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

I was impressed to hear candidate Wayne Powell (who is challenging incumbent Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for his seat in the 7th District of Virginia) speak boldly and openly about the environment. Virginia is a crucial swing state. This congressional race is certainly one to watch.

The Bully and the Business Man

Monika Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Monika Mitchell

How much human misery and suffering will it take before we finally come together as citizens and incorporate a higher moral ethic into the pursuit of profit once and for all?

Give Solar Panels a Break

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Terry Tamminen

If China is subsidizing solar panels, let's thank them and ask them to do more. The cheaper those panels are, the more Americans will go back to work installing them all over the country.

Why Committing to Green Energy Matters

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

The amount of green energy being supplied to consumers in New York now stands at just over 1 percent. Either people don't know their options, don't understand them, or don't want to spend the extra money.

Sustainability's Faustian Dilemma

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 06.07.2011 | Home
Ron Ashkenas

The idea of sustainability -- which should be a perfectly sensible notion -- is often viewed as requiring a trade-off: In order to improve the environment, we'll have to sacrifice something.

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

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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"...