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The U.S. Could Get a Third of Its Electricity From Wind Power—and Save Billions of Gallons of Water

Published: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 (All day)

Could the United States get as much as 35 percent of its electricity from wind power within 35 years?

Absolutely, says the U.S. Department of Energy in a new report that details the benefits of replacing fossil fuel power plants with millions of wind turbines generating carbon-free electricity.

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Wind Industry’s New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price

Published: 
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:01pm

The wind industry has gone to great lengths over the years to snap up the best properties for its farms, often looking to remote swaths of prairie or distant mountain ridges to maximize energy production and minimize community opposition.

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Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

Published: 
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 10:03pm
Category: 
Energy

A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide.

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Wind farms get extended leeway on eagle deaths

Published: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:06pm
Category: 
Energy

In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals — producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife — federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty.

Conservation groups decried the Obama administration's new regulation as a "stunningly bad move" for wildlife, but wind industry officials said Friday that the rules from the Department of the Interior were far from a "free ride."

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Forecast Dims for Future Growth in Wind Power

Published: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:27am
Category: 
Energy

Despite a recent report trumpeting a record year for wind power in 2012, the numbers are not as encouraging as they seem.