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  • U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says

    U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says
    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...
  • Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

    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...
  • Wind energy deserves study [Letter]

    Wind energy deserves study [Letter]
    I wish to correct a statement attributed to me in the article, "Incumbent hosts forum for nine District 12 candidates for state delegate" (Nov. 15), by Julie Baughman. The article states that I am against offshore wind energy. I am not against offshore...
  • Wind energy: Good for the environment and consumers

    Wind energy: Good for the environment and consumers
    A recent letter ("Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be," Aug. 5) misstates the facts in an attempt to attack wind energy. Wind power is already a mainstream energy source in the U.S., accounting for 35 percent of...
  • With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project

    With nuclear plants idled, Japan launches pioneering wind project
    Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels. The floating...
  • Wind turbines and fickled winds affect magnificent birds

    Wind turbines and fickled winds affect magnificent birds
    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...
  • Financial benefits of wind energy

    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...
  • Wind energy benefit Illinois

    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) Wind power...
  • Hilton beach hotel to power up wind energy soon

    Hilton beach hotel to power up wind energy soon
    A new rooftop attraction is turning heads at one South Florida hotel. The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has installed six wind turbines to plug into the natural breeze blowing from the Atlantic Ocean and help power its facilities. It's the first...
  • Cruise mapping wind prospects off Maryland

    Cruise mapping wind prospects off Maryland
    OCEAN CITY — The high-rise towers of Maryland's Atlantic beach resort were blips on the horizon from 13 miles offshore. Except for a distant container ship coming out of Delaware Bay, the Scarlett Isabella was practically alone as it cruised...
  • Hutch plant lands huge project for wind turbine parts

    Hutch plant lands huge project for wind turbine parts
    Workers at Siemens Energy, a plant in Hutchinson, will build portions of wind turbines for a project in the northwest United States. Siemens has an order from Portland General Electric company, a public utility in Oregon. Hutchinson workers will build...