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  • Eastern Shore wind project confronts eagles, Navy

    Eastern Shore wind project confronts eagles, Navy
    A wind power project proposed on the lower Eastern Shore that's struggling to overcome objections from the Navy has a new, airborne worry — bald eagles. Federal wildlife biologists say the population of the once-rare national bird has grown so...
  • Eastern Shore wind farm an environmental 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

    Like the proverbial "wolf in sheep's clothing," a Texas energy company is promoting a massive Eastern Shore wind farm as an environmentally friendly "green" project ("Eastern Shore wind project confronts eagles, Navy," April 29). In reality, this...
  • Time for greens to embrace nukes

    Time for greens to embrace nukes
    For too long, many environmentalists have been ambivalent about nuclear energy. It conjures fears: meltdowns, cancers, Chernobyl, Fukushima, overtones of nuclear bombs. Yet, we also know that nuclear power provides 70 percent of all the greenhouse gas-...
  • Feds won't prosecute wind farm if turbine blades kill a condor

    Federal wildlife officials on Friday for the first time agreed not to prosecute a developer if an endangered California condor is struck and killed by turbine blades at its proposed wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains, about 100 miles north of Los...
  • Nuclear is the greenest energy

    Tom Horton's recent commentary on nuclear energy is excellent and provides the beginning of a rational discussion of green energy in Maryland ("Embracing nukes," May 23). He includes data which shows that wind farms on average operate at 30 percent of...
  • Illinois counties can do little but brace for fracking's impact

    CREAL SPRINGS, Ill.-- Oil and gas companies and environmental groups have hashed out legislation they say would make Illinois a national leader in protecting public health and the environment from fracking.    The proposal covering the process more...
  • In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources

    In terms of cost and safety, nuclear power can't hold a candle to renewable energy sources
    In a recent letter to the editor, Charles Campbell rehashes tired talking points and cherry picks data to attack proven renewable energy sources like wind and solar power ("Nuclear is greenest," May 28). The old-school reliability concerns Mr....
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
  • 600,000 bats killed at wind energy facilities in 2012, study says

    Over 600,000 bats were killed by wind energy turbines across the United States last year, with the highest concentration of kills in the Appalachian Mountains, according to new research. In a paper published Friday in the journal BioScience,...
  • Wind project curbed to reduce bat deaths

    Wind project curbed to reduce bat deaths
    Federal wildlife officials announced Monday they have approved measures taken at Maryland's first industrial wind energy project to reduce the risk of spinning turbine blades killing endangered bats and birds. Exelon Generation, which owns and...
  • Winds of change: Floating power turbines envisioned off Oregon coast

    A Seattle energy company received initial regulatory approval Wednesday to build five massive wind turbines floating 16 miles off the Oregon coast. The pilot project off Coos Bay would be the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast. It also would...