A move from natural gas to electricity for homes

Oct 17, 2017
Natural gas used to be hailed as less polluting, but experts now urge a change to clean electrical energy generated by wind and solar power.
The National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) once issued medallions like this one to promote the all-electric home and spur demand for electric appliances. 
Photo courtesy NEMA

Why two American billionaires are betting on renewable energy

Feb 8, 2017
Philip Anschutz and Warren Buffett, two of America’s richest moguls, see a greener future for the electric grid.
Philip Anschutz plans to build wind turbines in Wyoming, like these turbines near Palm Springs, California, and sell electricity to the California market.
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New York bets on offshore wind power, and not because it’s cheaper

Jan 26, 2017
The largest project of its kind in the U.S. has been approved by a public utility.

First US off-shore wind farm on track to generate power

Sep 6, 2016
The five turbines of the Deepwater Wind project in Rhode Island are now complete.
Wind turbine blades at a port in Providence, prior to being installed. The first off-shore wind farm in the U.S. is nearing completion off the coast of Rhode Island.
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Wind power races to meet a year-end cut-off

Dec 26, 2012
A tax credit expires at the end of December. To earn it, wind farm operators have to have their turbines up, running and plugged in.

Let's face it: wind powered search is coming

Apr 19, 2011
That's the conclusion I'm drawing, anyway, from news that Google is investing heavily in another wind farm. We've talked before about Big Goog's...

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Google invests in offshore wind

Oct 12, 2010
You know Google, right? They're that company that does wind farms and autonomous cars. Oh and yeah, they have a search engine too, I think....

Are wind turbines really that bad for birds?

Aug 17, 2010
Easy Answer: Yes. Somewhere between 58,000 and 440,000 birds each year die because of wind turbines....