| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:04 PM
After dozens of nonsensical proposals to kill hurricanes with everything from nuclear bombs to cat litter, finally an idea that might work: Enormous wind turbines placed offshore from storm vulnerable cities.
But costs in the trillions and environmental...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Hurricanes are projected to get ever more fierce and destructive, but researchers say offshore wind farms can tame those tempests and protect coastal cities.
Scientists at Stanford University and the University of Delaware used sophisticated computer...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found.
The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...
| Feb 12, 2014
Re "Wyoming wind may power California," Feb. 9
Wyoming's antipathy toward environmentalism typifies sparsely settled states that cling to frontier-life notions of hardy self-reliance and boundless natural resources. Such conservative conceits thrive far...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:18 PM
RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide.
"This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2014
In opposing a renewal of the Federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy, the Tribune editorial board fails to acknowledge the great benefit that wind energy has brought to Illinois. (“Let the wind subsidy blow away,” Jan. 5)
| Jan 14, 2014
Amidst all the bluster in the Tribune’s Jan. 5 editorial on wind energy, the editorial board missed several key facts (“Let the wind subsidy blow away”).
The editorial’s assertions about the cost and reliability of wind power and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The osprey swooped down to the surface of the water in the Florida Everglades to snatch a large fish, and then flapped its strong wings to regain altitude.
That was not what impressed my wife and me the most. In flight, the bird used its talons to twist...