| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Maryland citizens who enjoy preserved farmland and open space should oppose legislation in the General Assembly that would take land out of agricultural preservation and allow commercial solar or wind power infrastructure to be built there.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The General Assembly should not approve any bills that allow wind turbines or solar panels on agricultural lands that are under restrictive easements purchased from farmers by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, MALPF ("Bills would...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:57 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A bill that could allow hundreds of acres of preserved farmland to be converted to wind farms or other renewable energy projects was approved Monday by the House of Delegates, 97 to 33.
Supporters say farmers need the ability to diversify their income...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program.
The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
| Jan 31, 2014
The new year ushered in fresh starts, clean slates and new laws.
Here is a rundown on recent legislation that pertains to Illinois community associations. Unless otherwise noted, they became effective Jan. 1.
Solar and wind power. The Illinois...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.
Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind.
The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power.
In the sticky months...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Gary Skulnik's environmental work history includes stints at Greenpeace and the Sierra Club. These days he's selling electricity — the renewable kind.
He co-founded Clean Currents, which buys wind and solar power from producers and resells it to...