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  • Offshore wind farm gets closer with federal grant to Dominion

    Offshore wind farm gets closer with federal grant to Dominion
    An offshore commercial wind farm inched closer to reality Friday as Dominion Virginia Power cleared a hurdle to receive $4 million to help put two massive 6 megawatt turbines off the coast of Hampton Roads. The turbines are part of a demonstration...
  • Learning to live off the grid

    Learning to live off the grid
    Outside Mike Renner's two-story home in Azle, Texas, a sleek white turbine whirs in the wind. The 10,000-watt wind turbine sits atop a 100-foot tower Renner built himself. Solar panels cover his roof, producing 8,000 watts of power. In the sticky months...
  • California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012

    California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012
    California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017. According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...
  • Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?

    Are electric vehicles the most environmental option?
    Electric vehicles are not better for the environment, according to a recent assessment by Ozzie Zehner, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley who worked on GM’s EV1 electric car in the 90s. In an article published June 30 on IEEE...
  • Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path A Scenic, Energizing Daycation

    Rhode Island's East Bay Bike Path A Scenic, Energizing Daycation
    EAST BAY BIKE PATH, R.I. — There's a two wheeled revolution underway in Rhode Island. Since the early '90s the Ocean State has paved, marked, and blazed its way to becoming a haven for bicyclists. The state now boasts 64 miles of paved bike paths,...
  • Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space

    Report sorts out which solar technology requires more space
    A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land? The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
  • Hearings upcoming on massive Kansas power line

    (AP) - Public hearings are scheduled for a massive power line that will cross the state of Kansas and deliver electricity to Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.     The Hays Daily News reports that the Grain Belt Express line will cross Russell and Osborne...
  • Hilton beach hotel to power up wind energy soon

    Hilton beach hotel to power up wind energy soon
    A new rooftop attraction is turning heads at one South Florida hotel. The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has installed six wind turbines to plug into the natural breeze blowing from the Atlantic Ocean and help power its facilities. It's the first...
  • Hutch plant lands huge project for wind turbine parts

    Hutch plant lands huge project for wind turbine parts
    Workers at Siemens Energy, a plant in Hutchinson, will build portions of wind turbines for a project in the northwest United States. Siemens has an order from Portland General Electric company, a public utility in Oregon. Hutchinson workers will build...
  • In Wyoming, huckster sentenced to 12 years for wind-farm scam

    CASPER, Wyo. -- Robert Arthur Reed solicited investors nationwide for a wind farm here. But a federal judge ruled here this week that all the telephone huckster was really selling was a bunch of hot air. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ordered...
  • Photos, Video: Governor, Mayor join Siemens executives for Wind Turbine ceremony

    Photos, Video: Governor, Mayor join Siemens executives for Wind Turbine ceremony
    Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer joined executives for the grand opening of the Siemens Wind Turbine Service Training Center,  Thursday, in Orlando. The 40,000-square-foot training facility, the only of its kind in North and South America,...
  • Greg Schwem: The do-it-yourself guide to not attempting it at all

    On Father's Day, all dads need to be keenly aware of a very ominous phrase: Do It Yourself or "DIY" if you are texting. I'm warning fathers everywhere because many of us, instead of choosing to spend the day playing golf or taking the easy road and...