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Wind Energy

January 10, 2013, 11am PST
While the fiscal cliff talks did not increase the gas tax as some transportation analysts had hoped, it did increase a benefit that many commuters who ride public transit will appreciate, particularly those whose monthly expenses total $240.
Sierra Club Compass
December 4, 2012, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of the Interior has cleared the way for what could become the first offshore wind projects in the country. Next year, lease sales will be offered on 278,00 acres of land off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia.
The Guardian
September 15, 2011, 5am PDT
Phil Taylor of the New York Times writes about an ensuing battle between a Montana wind power transmission project, backed by eminent domain rights, and Montana landowners, fighting for cultural conservation of their land.
The New York Times
March 4, 2011, 5am PST
The city of Reno, Nevada has installed nine different wind turbines around town to test out their varying designs in an effort to find out which is the most efficient turbine to consider for large-scale installation.
The Wall Street Journal
August 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
The U.S. Defense Department has become one of the largest hurdles for wind power projects, arguing that large wind turbines can cause interference with the military's communications technology.
The New York Times
February 10, 2010, 7am PST
Wind energy could generate two-thirds of the electricity people in Maryland currently use according to a new report funded by the Abell Foundation. It calls for installation of 2900 turbines far enough offshore so landlubbers can't see them.
Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2010, 5am PST
After lobbying from two Native American tribes, the Nantucket Sound has been made eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, creating a possible further delay of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod.
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
February 9, 2009, 1pm PST
The New York Times reports that the renewable energy industry is hurting badly in this recession. Lack of available credit is the main reason, and while the stimulus bill may help, it will not be the solution.
The New York Times
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