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Wind Energy

August 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
PSEG, the largest and oldest power company in New Jersey, pledges to completely eliminate its carbon emissions by 2050.
CNN
May 28, 2018, 7am PDT
The U.S. offshore wind industry has gained momentum in the past year and a half.
Vox
Blog post
September 25, 2017, 5am PDT

Airborne wind turbines and batteries are just two technological advancements pushing the next generation of wind energy.

Kayla Matthews
September 7, 2017, 6am PDT
Rural counties and cities around the United States are figuring out that it pays to do business with renewable energy companies.
The Wall Street Journal
September 2, 2017, 5am PDT
Though the United States is lagging other parts of the world in offshore wind energy capacity, that trend could be set to change in the coming decade.
Smart Cities Dive
August 21, 2017, 7am PDT
Because of the coal power it displaces, solar and wind energy generated in the Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest has an outsized impact.
Vox
April 21, 2017, 9am PDT
Plans for a wind energy facility have been vacated after environmentalists successfully challenged the environmental review for the project.
AP via The Oregonian
October 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
With the EPA's proposed Clean Energy Rule on pause in the Supreme Court, the Dallas News takes a deep dive into the state's preparation for a new era of regulation.
Dallas News
August 29, 2016, 7am PDT
The Wall Street Journal provides detailed coverage of the Texas wind energy industry, as well as the prospects for even greater adoption of renewable energy in the state.
The Wall Street Journal
August 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy shows a wind industry making large, positive strides in the country's energy market.
Vox
June 29, 2016, 9am PDT
The 'Show Me State' nixed a 780-mile high voltage transmission line to carry wind energy generated in western Kansas through Missouri to Indiana, where it would transmitted to the East Coast.
Columbia Daily Tribune
December 22, 2015, 10am PST
Can wind power gain the popularity of rooftop solar? A Brooklyn start-up is betting it can with the leasing of turbines, particularly to farmers and rural residents.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
November 14, 2015, 7am PST
If a Seattle company gets its way, in a few years there will be 100 floating wind turbines about 15 miles off San Luis Obispo County on the central California coast, generating about 1 gigawatt of electricity.
San Jose Mercury News
November 12, 2015, 1pm PST
The potential for offshore wind power along the Atlantic Coast has moved closer to reality in fits and starts. Recent leases, however, indicate what the future of the industry could looks like.
The Hill
October 6, 2015, 7am PDT
On Sept. 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the final environmental impact statement for a contentious $7.5 billion Liquefied Natural Gas export facility, pipeline, and power plant in Coos Bay, Ore. More approvals are still needed.
Portland Business Journal
July 20, 2015, 5am PDT
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, will host a 204-megawatt wind energy facility—the first in a region known for steady coastal breezes. The project is a collaboration of European-based Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, and Seattle-based Amazon.
WRAL
June 12, 2015, 9am PDT
A new Harvard Business School report lays the economic and equity case for fracking—through direct and indirect job creation, America's middle class is reaping substantial wage gains and reduced energy costs. Renewables are also discussed.
NPR Morning Edition
March 26, 2015, 7am PDT
Some state legislators in Texas are declaring "mission accomplished" and moving to freeze the state's Renewable Energy Credit program.
The Dallas Morning News
February 6, 2014, 1pm PST
The West Coast’s first offshore wind project will use floating turbine technology not found in North America. The 5-turbine project near Coos Bay in Oregon is the first offshore wind energy for the West Coast.
AP for the Oregonian
February 25, 2013, 8am PST
Creating a centralized authority for approving infrastructure projects can help the U.S. to meet environmental goals, experts say.
Huffington Post