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Polls: Anti-Wind NIMBYs Are Small Minority

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The media frenzy over unhappy wind-turbine neighbors is downright irresponsible -- mainly because multiple studies show that wind turbine critics fall squarely in the minority.

Here Come a Bunch of Bills Aimed at Blocking EPA's Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post offers a rundown of the week in climate and energy news The Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mic...

Race to Clean Energy Heats Up After President's Address

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Other countries are already seeing the benefits of making smart investments in the clean energy future. So as President Obama hinted, the U.S. better get in the game.

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?

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

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...

Why the Election Could be Good For Green Tech

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

At first glance, it doesn't look like good news. In the most recent elections, Republicans gained control of the House and narrowed the gap in the Sen...

Jobs and the Illinois Elections

Andris E. Cukurs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andris E. Cukurs

Why shouldn't Chicago and Illinois become the Midwest's centers of renewable energy technology and investment? Are any of the candidates pushing that objective?

Study: Floating Turbines Could Make Wind Power Cheaper, More Reliable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Floating wind turbines are a little more complicated and require higher initial costs. But a new study, Project Deepwater, by the Energy Technologies ...

Let's Get Real on Wind Turbine Noise

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Let's get this into perspective. Imagine you are standing in front of your dishwasher.

China Needs to Stop Playing Dirty on Clean Energy

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James P. Hoffa

Millions of traditional American jobs have moved to China, and now China is thwarting our efforts to create new, renewable energy jobs to replace them.

Vestas Wind Turbine Maker Plans To Hire 850 In Colorado

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Vestas Wind Systems says it will hire 850 people at two Colorado plants that manufacture wind turbine components. Vestas said Tuesday ...

Assert Yourself, America; Don't Be an Illegal Trade Victim

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

How is it that America finds herself in the position of schoolyard patsy, woe-is-me casualty of China's illegal trade practices that are destroying U.S. renewable energy manufacturing and foreclosing an energy-independent future?

On Labor Day, Work to Save the Middle Class

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

Together we can organize and mobilize and create a grassroots groundswell that gives government no choice but to respond to our needs, the needs of working people.

America's Choice: Leave a Legacy of Hell or Bequeath Clean Air

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

Labor unions are pressing for passage of policies like a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and comprehensive climate-change legislation that would promote transition to a clean-energy economy.

Vestas Wind Systems Receives Order For 139 Turbines To Be Used East Of Denver

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 139 turbines from Renewable Energy Systems Americas for a wind farm RES Americas is build...

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.

Rare Earth Minerals - Rare Opportunity?

Jason Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jason Maloney

There is an irony in that "green technologies" for the West might rely on environmentally unfriendly mining in China.

American Wind Turbines Sound Like Freedom

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

The sound that American wind turbines produce as their giant, breeze-propelled blades whip around is a distinctive: Neh-neh-neh-neh-neh-neh. The anti...

Green Energy: Israelis Empowering Palestinians

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

Being an illegal settlement, according to the Israeli authorities, is the reason Hariabt A Nabi has remained unconnected to the electricity grid. The power line -- which leads electricity to neighboring Jewish settlements -- goes above the village.

Evanston City Council Votes Unanimously To Explore Wind Turbines On Lake Michigan

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If some Evanston officials have their way, dozens of giant wind-turbines one day could tower above the waves of Lake Michigan several miles off shore,...

Aurora To Build Wind-Powered Traffic Lights

Aurora Beacon News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the coming weeks, Aurora will install two new traffic signals, at Frontenac Street and McCoy Drive, and Fifth Avenue and Waterford Drive on the Eas...

What Obama Didn't Tell Us About Energy

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

"According to the U.S. Department of Energy, when subsidies are measured according to how much electricity is generated, it's $.44 per megawatt ...

Waiting on the world to change

Tulsi Tanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tulsi Tanti

World Environment Day - the day we celebrate the environment. But what exactly is different on this one particular day of the year? Do we for one day ...