Wind Farms

April 4, 2012, 1pm PDT
Just months after a proposal to build the first wind farm to be located offshore on any of the Great Lakes was shelved, five neighboring states have struck a deal with the Obama administration to develop offshore wind farms more quickly.
The Buffalo News
February 8, 2011, 10am PST
The Obama administration yesterday announced that it would put $50 million dollars into speeding up the process to get offshore wind farms built along the Atlantic coast.
USA Today
October 14, 2010, 11am PDT
A controversial $2.5 B wind farm planned off the shores of Cape Cod is touted by supporters as a way to jumpstart the state's green economy. Beth Daley argues the project was rushed to the drawing board despite not making economic sense.
The Boston Globe
September 13, 2010, 11am PDT
The planning process for new wind turbines in Eastern Idaho is becoming an "increasingly contentious process," as residents complain that they don't want the structures interfering with their views.
Post Register
August 18, 2010, 7am PDT
Officials in Scotland have announced plans to build a farm of floating wind turbines offshore.
The Guardian
May 12, 2010, 10am PDT
Residents of Chautauqua County are weighing in on the possibility of offshore windfarms in both lakes. Locals fear a drop in property values, the consistency of wind as a power source, and a lack of direct benefit.
The Post-Journal
March 27, 2010, 1pm PDT
The giant Cape Wind turbine farm project has overcome significant opposition, but now two Massachusetts tribes are attempting to block its construction, claiming cultural and religious issues.
The Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2009, 10am PDT
A central component of the Pickens' Plan for freedom from foreign oil was the creation of the world's largest wind farm in Texas. This week, T. Boone announced that he won't be building it after all.
The New York Times
May 5, 2009, 10am PDT
This segment form Oregon Public Broadcasting looks at the rise of wind farms in rural Oregon.
Oregon Public Broadcasting