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Wind Energy

Wind EnergyIs wind reliable enough to be a source of base load power? Maybe not on land (yet), but offshore in the Great Lakes and the Atlantic where the blow is constant, it’s a clean energy solution set for an unqualified boom. Other countries are already in their ocean waters, proving the point with carbon-free energy and green manufacturing jobs.
Engineer examines settings inside the yard of an electric substation
Up to 40% of the 400,000 individuals employed by U.S. utilities are expected to retire or leave by 2013, creating demand for a new generation of workers
More than a third of the country's 400,000 electric utility employees are headed for retirement....
Jul 14, 2011 | Read More
The New York metro area had the most 'clean jobs' in 2010, with more than 150,000 positions, finds a new Brookings Institution study
The clean economy is fueling industry and job creation in almost every major city in America — from...
Jul 13, 2011 | Read More
rural Goodhue County
Minnesota regulators will likely give their final say this week on the state's highest-profile and hardest-fought battle over wind turbine placement
Update (June 30): The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has granted a conditional site permit...
Jun 29, 2011 | Read More
Wind turbines in San Diego County
San Diego County has been slow to embrace wind farms, largely because of permitting obstacles and local opposition — but that could change soon
Clean energy groups in San Diego County are hoping to spark a wind energy rush in a region far...
Jun 28, 2011 | Read More
Houston Mayor Annise Parker
As America's oil capital continues its push to build a greener economy, cleantech innovators are finding a home in an unlikely town
Houston's Texas-sized push to build a cleaner, more competitive economy is luring alternative...
Jun 22, 2011 | Read More
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.)
Appropriations bill puts renewable energy and efficiency funding about $1 billion below current levels, roughly equaling dollars doled out in 2005
WASHINGTON—Even though Republicans have vowed an "all-of-the-above" approach to America's energy...
Jun 21, 2011 | Read More
Worker installing a smart meter
Since entering the smart grid space in 2009, Colorado-based Tendril has quadrupled its workforce and revenues. Now it's landing major deals in Australia
Washington's smart grid stimulus campaign is paying off for many U.S. software companies. Having...
Jun 16, 2011 | Read More
Gov. Christie
The plan would reduce renewable energy goals to 22.5 percent of electricity generation by 2020, down from the 30 percent of his predecessor
Gov. Chris Christie's vision for New Jersey's energy future has come under fire from green industry...
Jun 14, 2011 | Read More
Estimated price of Windlock protection, from low (blue) to high (red)
Thanks to new technology, risk management firm Galileo is able to offer wind developers an insurance-like product that helps cover losses on windless days
When wind power developers began knocking on the door of New York-based Galileo Weather Risk...
Jun 12, 2011 | Read More
Blue Sky Green Field Wind Farm
Some advocates see a new bill that would end expiration of energy tax credits as strike three against Wisconsin's wobbly wind industry
Includes correction added June 6 Wisconsin's clean energy industry is facing another rollback...
Jun 6, 2011 | Read More