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U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High

posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:23 PM

U.S. Wind Power Surges to All-Time High
The United States continues to be one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets for wind power, and for the first time, the Department of Energy reports that wind energy became the top source of NEW U.S. electricity generation in 2012. Full Story

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People

posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces. With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a... Full Story

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry

posted on May 25, 2012 at 5:04 PM

President Obama Makes Election Year Plea For Wind Industry
President Barack Obama returned to a familiar rural location this week to press for a key renewable energy tax credit. Speaking at TPI Composites, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, the President hailed an extension of the wind... Full Story

Eagles count key for proposed wind farm

posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

The number of eagles inhabiting a proposed wind farm in Goodhue County may be crucial to the project's future. Full Story

Feds: Mid-Atlantic wind farms take step forward

posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would leave no major environmental damage, officials said Thursday. Full Story

High winds calm after causing havoc on west coast

posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:05 PM

California winds that overturned trucks, toppled trees and fanned fires were dying down Friday and forecasters predicted calmer weather for the Christmas weekend. Full Story

Market to Market (July 15, 2011)

posted on July 15, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Market to Market (July 15, 2011)
Full Program: From record drought - to epic flooding - to damaging windstorms -- rural America is battered by Mother Nature. President Obama urges Congress to approve several trade deals with serious implications for farmers and ranchers. And the Agriculture... Full Story

Google and Citibank Each Throw $55M to the Wind

posted on May 27, 2011 at 4:05 PM

The Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet search giant Google, is partnering with Citigroup Inc. to help finance the Alta Wind Energy Center wind farm in California's Tehachapi Mountains. Full Story

Xcel Energy scrubs plans for ND wind project

posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

BISMARCK, N.D (AP) - Xcel Energy Inc. Full Story

Companies To Expand Wind Energy Production

posted on December 29, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Companies To Expand Wind Energy Production
Wall Street wrapped up 2010 on a down note Thursday, as public and private reports were mixed in their assessment of the U.S. economy. Full Story

Researchers Say Wind Turbines May Benefit Crops

posted on December 23, 2010 at 1:12 PM

AMES, Iowa — The wind turbines that have been popping up across Iowa may be good for the corn and soybean fields that surround them, according to an Iowa State University researcher who collected data from fields around the turbines last summer. Full Story

Salazar Vows to Speed Wind Energy Projects

posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar vowed Tuesday to spur offshore wind projects in the Atlantic Ocean by expediting permits and identifying promising areas for wind power. Full Story

World's Largest Wind Farm Opens Off UK Coast

posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM

LONDON — The world's largest offshore wind farm opened off the southeast coast of England on Thursday, as part of the British government's push to boost renewable energy. Full Story

Firm Proposes 200 Megawatt Nebraska Wind Farm

posted on July 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM

LINCOLN, Neb (AP) — A Chicago company submitted plans Thursday to build a 200-megawatt wind farm in northeast Nebraska on the same day a new state law encouraging wind power development took effect. Full Story

Solar Wells Displacing Windmills on Western Range

posted on July 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM

ALCOVA, Wyo — The pump installer toppled the old windmill in about an hour, first climbing up the wobbly 27-foot tower to stop the broken mill's whirling blade and then pulling the underground pipe to make way for a new solar-powered electric pump. Full Story
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