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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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U.S. Offshore Wind Farm, Made in Europe

Published: 
Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:32am
Category: 
Energy

Carl Horstmann strode around the floor of his factory here, passing welders honing head-high metal tubes as sparks flew. He is one of a dying breed: the owner of Mass Tank, a steel tank manufacturer in a down-at-the-heels region that was once a hub of the craft.

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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."