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  • Wind power hit important milestones in 2011

     
    Two states--Iowa and South Dakota--were the first to get an average of 20% of their electrical power from wind energy, the AWEA said. The 20% threshold was first mentioned as an important standard in the Department of Energy's 2008 report "20% Wind Energy...
  • Supervisors knock down Antelope Valley wind turbine study

     
    Efforts to build large electrical wind turbines in the Antelope Valley suffered a defeat Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors sided with a coalition of residents and environmentalists who opposed the project....
  • EnergyGlass: Windows that make solar electricity

     
    EnergyGlass: A Florida company has introduced glass that it says can generate electricity as light -- sunlight or artificial light -- streams through the pane....
  • Is that a fracking earthquake?

     
    Environmentalists: Prepare to be shaken up. It turns out that hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. fracking, a.k.a. the latest fossil fuel industry outrage to be perpetrated on planet Earth, isn't just a menace because it may be contaminating groundwater. It also...
  • L.A. council endorses back-to-back DWP rate hikes

     
    After months of community meetings and public hearings, a two-year package of DWP electricity rate hikes totaling 11.1% won preliminary approval Tuesday from the Los Angeles City Council. The council voted 10 to 4 to back the increases, which are expected...
  • Lawmakers make plans to spend $2.5 billion in new energy funds

     
    With the passage of Proposition 39 this fall, California voters set aside $2.5 billion over the next five years for energy efficiency projects. Now, it’s up to the Legislature to spend the money. On Tuesday, Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles)......
  • Wind turbines and bird deaths

     
    (Washington, D.C., February 2, 2011) American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, said today that the build-out of wind energy proposed by the federal government to meet a Department of Energy target of...
  • Ted Turner talks wind power and baseball at Anaheim conference

     
    Media mogul Ted Turner opened the wind industry’s largest national conference Monday morning with the kind of feisty, fist-pumping comments that have become his calling card. “I’ve been accused of being full of hot air most of my life,...
  • Google invests $55 million in Kern County wind farm

     
    Google must really like its new renewable energy hat, because the company has plunked down an additional $55 million on a major wind project. The Internet search giant said it is partnering with Citibank, with each shelling out $55 million to help finance...
  • Google backs California wind farm with $55 million

     
    The Alta Wind Energy Center in Kern County, one of the largest wind farms in the world, just landed a hot new financier: Google. The Internet search giant is partnering with Citibank to each spend $55 million to buy part......
  • Geostellar discovers solar market on rooftops

     
    Geostellar debuted late last year as a way to speed up solar and wind-power energy projects, and Chief Executive David Levine was pounding the pavement from coast to coast giving demos mostly to engineers and developers. The company’s Web-based...