June 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
Expanding America's power grid to connect wind and solar power plants to the urban areas they fuel will require thousands of miles of transmission lines. Most of it will be built in rural areas where locals are not likely to be very welcoming.
June 17, 2009, 11am PDT
President Obama plans to spend billions on building an interstate highway-style system for energy.
May 20, 2009, 11am PDT
A team of French designers are the winners of Metropolis’s 2009 Next Generation competition with their design for a combined electrical-transmission tower and landfill.
May 1, 2009, 10am PDT
Clean energy is a major component of the Obama Administration's plans for an upgraded electricity grid. But with variable outputs, clean energy generation from solar and wind will need to be augmented, according to this piece from <em>NPR</em>.
March 26, 2009, 10am PDT
California wants solar and wind power, but just where it goes is rife with controversy. Senator Dianne Feinstein is coming out against plans to build huge solar and wind farms in sensitive desert areas.
March 17, 2009, 11am PDT
Good green jobs are on the way - just not right away due to recession. Stimulus funds - not just from U.S. but many nations are investing in their economies by targeting renewable energy, smart electricity grids, energy efficiency, and more.
Financial Times - Business & The Environment
January 28, 2009, 10am PST
The Alaskan government has announced plans to build wind turbines in six small villages along the state's windy western coast. Locals applaud the investment.
January 19, 2009, 9am PST
The Department of the Interior has decided that a proposed wind farm to be built in the waters off Cape Cod poses 'no serious environmental threat.' Homeowners and boaters on the Cape, including Ted Kennedy, continue to fight it.
January 6, 2009, 7am PST
Small wind turbines are showing up on residential properties in New York City as developers get savvy about cutting energy costs with passive technologies.
December 30, 2008, 7am PST
Montana is flush with wind power capacity and the state's governor wants $15 billion in federal funding to build the infrastructure to transmit it. But some worry the proposed grid would also expand coal-based energy production.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 31, 2008, 1pm PDT
Al Gore did in fact invent the 'electranet', or at least he coined the term to explain the necessity of a new smart grid to transmit electricity from new, green sources like wind and solar. GOOD Magazine reports on the state of the electranet.
October 8, 2008, 11am PDT
By 2020, New Jersey will have tripled its wind energy use.
September 5, 2008, 9am PDT
Small wind turbines have been installed around the country, from Logan Airport in Boston to rooftops in New York and California. But many wonder if the turbines generate enough electricity to make economic sense, especially in urban areas.
August 22, 2008, 12pm PDT
In order to reduce New York City's dependence on natural gas, Mayor Bloomberg is proposing an offshore wind farm and skyscraper-mounted turbines.
August 22, 2008, 5am PDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced plans to install windmills on some of the city's skyscrapers and bridges.
July 27, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has announced his plan to reduce America's dependency on foreign oil, emphasizing the extensive transfer of wealth out of the country it has caused. His plan relies on natural gas vehicles and increasing wind power.</p>
The San Diego Union-Tribune
June 29, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A Delaware energy company has agreed to buy power from a proposed offshore wind power farm that could now be built by 2012. The agreement gives more clout to the proposed power farm, which has been debated in the state for years.</p>
May 29, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Offshore drilling company StatoilHydro is finding a new way to get energy at sea- with large-scale wind turbines.</p>
May 11, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The city of Rock Port, Missouri, recently celebrated the fact that its four wind turbines produced more energy than the town needed, becoming the first community in America to be completely powered by wind.</p>
April 10, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>In the oil rich Middle East, a new twin tower development is utilizing wind turbines installed between the buildings to generate up to 15 percent of the structure's energy needs.</p>