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  • Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds

    The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada's boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably...
  • Offshore wind energy sector off to slow start in US

    When the Obama administration cleared the way five years ago for the nation's first offshore wind farm to be built, advocates hoped it was the start of a new way of generating power along the East Coast. That project, Cape Wind's wind farm off of Cape...
  • State officials mark construction start for wind farm

    State officials are marking the beginning of local construction for what is expected to be the nation's first offshore wind farm. Construction off Block Island is expected to begin this summer, and the five-turbine wind farm is expected to be operating...
  • Indiana could see jump in wind power after new federal rules

    Indiana is among the top states that could boost wind power production as a result of upcoming rule changes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/1IfiRxC ) reports the new rules would trim carbon emissions...
  • April 26 Letters: Dominion windpower

    Worth the money Dominion Virginia Power's objection to the pilot wind power project off Virginia Beach coastline is not logical for Dominion Virginia shareholders, for Virginia politicians or for citizens of this commonwealth. The objection is based on a...
  • Dominion puts on hold offshore Virginia wind test turbines

    Dominion puts on hold offshore Virginia wind test turbines
    Two test wind turbines that were to rise off Virginia Beach are being put on hold by Dominion Virginia Power. A spokesman for the utility tells The Virginian-Pilot the project is too costly, with an estimated price tag of between $375 million and $400...
  • Eastern Shore can offer clean energy

    Eastern Shore can offer clean energy
    Recently, the Maryland Senate Finance Committee heard Sen. Steve Hershey's Kent County Land-Based Wind Generating Stations bill. Nearly 200 people packed the hearing to testify about the expected Mills Branch Wind Energy Project. This project, led by...
  • Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters

    Virginia gets country's first wind energy research lease in federal waters
    Virginia is the first state in the country to secure a wind energy research lease to build and operate turbines in federal waters, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. The agreement with the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will...
  • OPRF student's engineering project gets national recognition

    OPRF student's engineering project gets national recognition
    As a child, Maya Breitenstein would go on nature hikes with her aunt, an experience that awakened her interest in environmental science. As a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, she put that interest to work in teacher Allison Hennings'...
  • Shore wind project scrapped amid political roadblocks

    Shore wind project scrapped amid political roadblocks
    The developer of a wind energy project planned for Somerset County has abandoned the proposal, citing the continued opposition of Southern Maryland lawmakers concerned about protecting the work of the naval air station in their region. The decision to...
  • Destroying the desert for 'green' energy

    To the editor: Industrial-scale wind farms have the significant environmental impact of killing thousands of birds every year. They mar the vast vistas and scenic views that draw tourists who visit our deserts from the world over. ("An unnecessary delay...