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Scotland’s Wind Dream May Turn Into A Nightmare

Jan 12, 2015 at 14:02 | Euan Mearns

I last looked into the details and consequences of Scottish energy policy in the pre-referendum post Scotch on the ROCs. The expansion of Scottish renewables is progressing at breakneck…

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Kenya to Develop Africa’s Largest Wind Project

Dec 17, 2014 at 14:11 | Nick Cunningham

Kenya may soon be home to the largest wind project on the continent of Africa. Danish wind company Vestas won a contract to provide 365 turbines for a 310…

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Wind Power Finally Takes Hold In United States

Sep 08, 2014 at 16:22 | Andy Tully

At first glance, wind power might seem to be an easy road in the trip to renewable energy: Set up a turbine and begin cranking. But where turbines have been…

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Will Airborne Wind Turbines Soon Float Above Our Cities?

Aug 20, 2014 at 18:20 | Chris Dalby

A few months ago, and without much fanfare, Fairbanks, Alaska hoisted a large, oval, 35-foot diameter wind turbine to an altitude of 1,000 feet over the town. From high above,…

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U.S. Announces Major Offshore Wind Auction

Jul 02, 2014 at 16:27 | Nick Cunningham

Offshore wind has struggled to get started in the United States, but the federal government just announced a plan that could accelerate its development. The U.S. Interior Department announced July…

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When the Wind Doesn’t Blow

Jun 11, 2014 at 16:28 | Robert Rapier

Every morning after I wake up, I have a routine. The first thing I do, regardless of how sleepy I might still be, is slip on my shoes and run…

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Not Enough Wind To Fill U.S. Renewable Energy Sails

May 28, 2014 at 16:47 | Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. government has begun the process of planning wind energy developments off the southern coast of New York, but if the history of East Coast wind projects is any…

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Private Sector Driving U.S. Wind Market Forward

Apr 16, 2014 at 16:42 | Daniel J. Graeber

The onshore wind energy sector is booming in the United States, where there's enough of the renewable resource on hand to meet the annual demands for 15 million homes.  It…

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Where is the U.S. Wind Energy Sector Headed?

Dec 27, 2013 at 12:27 | Daniel J. Graeber

In mid-December, the U.S. Interior Department announced plans to auction off more than 79,000 maritime acres off the coast of Maryland for wind energy development. Two leases in 2013 generated…

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The Eagle Has Landed … On a Wind Turbine

Sep 30, 2013 at 16:24 | Charles Kennedy

At least 85 Eagles have died in collisions with wind turbines since 1997, and the specter of the biggest US wind farm yet, planned for the state of Texas, where…

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