Nation's first mega-offshore wind project stalled for additional study

Sep 13, 2019
A federal delay in the nation's first large-scale offshore wind farm has analysts wondering if this could stall overall momentum for offshore wind power in the country.
A rendering of offshore wind turbines.
Courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Offshore wind energy sparks debate on Long Island

May 30, 2019
A variety of stakeholders have a variety of opinions on the development of the 15-turbine windfarm.
Montauk fisherman Al Schaffer on his lobster boat.
Ashley Milne-Tyte

A new wind turbine inspired by a palm tree, big as the Empire State Building

Oct 22, 2018
Today's land-based turbines produce 5 megawatts of power. This new one could produce 10 times more.
Wind turbines towering over deserts usually produce 5 megawatts of power each.
Melanie Conner/Getty Images

A new wind turbine inspired by a palm tree, big as the Empire State Building

Oct 22, 2018
Today's land-based turbines produce 5 megawatts of power. This new one could produce 10 times more.
Wind turbines towering over deserts usually produce 5 megawatts of power each.
Melanie Conner/Getty Images

Big boost for wind and solar in budget bill

Dec 17, 2015
The budget bill would extend tax credits for solar and wind energy for five years

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China taps faraway frontier for renewable energy

Dec 2, 2015
The region of Xinjiang is China's new energy base. The challenge? Transmission.

One man's dream: a tornado machine

Apr 13, 2015
A tornado generates huge amounts of energy.

California condors drag on state wind power

May 14, 2012
California energy companies want to build hundreds of new wind power turbines across the state. But the endangered state bird presents a special concern for wind farms.