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A Tale of Two Wind Farms -- How You Develop Your Wind Resource Is As Important as Developing it in the First Place

David Dodge | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
David Dodge

While British Columbia might have a reputation as a verdant hippy haven it might surprise you to learn that B.C just got its first three wind farms in the last few years.

With Home Solar and Wind Power, Size Matters

Dan R. Fink | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green
Dan R. Fink

You wouldn't mount your solar panels in the shade, would you? That would be dumb. Don't do the same with a wind turbine. Remember, both solar and wind are all about the size of the collector and the intensity of the resource.

South Dakota Leads U.S. In Wind Energy Capacity

AP | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A new report from the U.S. Energy Department says that South Dakota in 2011 had the capacity to generate about 22 percent o...

Hawaii Wind Farm That Had Fire Is Industry Pioneer

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The wind farm on Oahu's North Shore that suffered a fire this week is an industry pioneer that uses storage batteries to even out th...

'When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine'

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Renewable "green" energy will be the biggest industry in the history of humankind. Jay Warmke's When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine is a great way to learn all about it.

Jon Ward

Republicans Launch 'Obamanomics Outsourced' Broadside Against Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For days, Republicans have struggled to defend Mitt Romney against attacks from President Barack Obama's campaign labeling the presumpti...

FAA Employees Allegedly Called Wind Project 'Highly Political'

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration employees felt political pressure to approve a wind farm planned off Cape Cod and did so amid internal...

Global Renewable Energy Investment Reached Record Levels In 2011

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — Global investment in renewable energy reached a record of $257 billion last year, with solar attracting more than half the total spend...

Underwater Turbine Catches Ride On Scottish Tides

Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Paul Willis: ScottishPower Renewables has just completed an initial testing period for its 1-megawatt (MW) tidal power projec...

Knocking the Wind Out of U.S. Energy Options

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Renewables currently generate only about 5 percent of U.S. electricity, but by 2030 they have the potential to produce more than 40 percent, half coming from wind. And yet, unless Congress acts soon, the wind industry will have to trim its sails.

Wind in the Flint Hills

Philip Warburg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Philip Warburg

In the Flint Hills of Kansas, rancher Pete Ferrell angered neighbors when he allowed turbines on his land. They preferred looking at pristine prairie; he chose to invest in a sustainable, locally abundant energy resource.

Trump Says Wind Turbines Will Hurt Environment After Bulldozing Rare Birds' Home

AP | BEN McCONVILLE | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- He came, he saw, he blustered. Donald Trump on Wednesday swept into Scotland's parliament to demand the country end plans for ...

America's Pastime and Its Clean Energy Future

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.10.2012 | Sports
Brian F. Keane

As a growing number of teams and leagues adopt clean energy measures, their fans, in turn, will hopefully do the same.

Old Wind Turbines Find New Life In Surprising Place

Posted 04.05.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Beth Buczynski: The wind power industry is still in its beginning stages, so few have stopped to think about what we’ll do ...

Great Lakes Wind Farms Agreement Reached

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Obama administration and five states announced an agreement Friday to speed up consideration of plans for offshore w...

Baseball Team Installs Wind Turbine At Ballpark

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians' newest acquisition has power to all fields. The club installed an innovative wind turbine on ...

New Guidelines a Step Forward for Bird-Friendly Wind Development

David Yarnold | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
David Yarnold

For the first time ever, major wind developers have pledged to voluntarily incorporate bird-friendly guidelines in the construction of new wind energy projects and to modify existing turbines.

Ninety Environmental Groups Seeking Tougher Rules on Wind Projects

Robert Bryce | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Robert Bryce

The wind industry is now facing yet another big challenge: increasing resistance from environmental groups who are concerned about the effect that unrestrained construction of wind turbines is having on birds and bats.

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 ...

Despite Panel Report, Mass. Residents Claim Wind Turbines Make Some Sick

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Neil Anderson says the headaches, dizziness and palpitations began shortly after Wind One, a 400-foot high wind turbine, began operati...

Will Wind Turbines Get Any Love On Valentine's Day?

AP | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents who live near existing or proposed wind energy projects have a chance to respond to a recent report that found...

A Cautionary Tale About Wind Power

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Filmmaker Laura Israel isn't tilting at windmills -- but she does want to cast a critical eye in their direction. And she's done that with Windfall -- her first documentary film.

New Technology Saves Bats From Wind Farms

LiveScience | Remy Melina | Posted 01.14.2012 | Science

Researchers have developed an interactive tool that uses bat calls and local environmental conditions to help wind farms reduce bat fatalities while...

Wind Power Wafts Into Louisiana, Bringing Jobs And Energy

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana and the rest of the South are starting to harness wind power--something that's done on a larger scale in states to the north and west of us.

Wind Energy For Ireland?

Posted 12.31.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: We all knew Scotland was on a tear when it came to renewable energy development (leading some to wonder if the cou...