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Some People Find Wind Turbines To Be Ugly

Regarding the aesthetics of wind turbines, Glenn Doty writes: It’s a matter of opinion and taste. For as long as I’ve been alive, I’ve seen windmills on postcards and paintings… expressions of beauty. The sleek towers today look far different

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Is Wind Energy Controversial? Not Really.

An old friend (“George”–possibly an ex-friend after this) shared this article on Facebook this morning, sparking the following conversation: George: Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy.  

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America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Here’s some good news that I came across on Facebook just now: From Business Insider: America’s first offshore wind farm launched with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty.  It really does appear that offshore wind is

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Hosts WindPower 2017

I have a strange and wonderful emotional reaction whenever I attend the huge conferences for solar and wind.  At yesterday’s ginormous WindPower 2017 event, for instance, I could feel my chest swelling with pride as I walked around the main

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From Guest Blogger Matt: Rooftop Wind Turbines

There is a lot of talk about green living nowadays, about energy efficient, sustainable homes, about reducing the consumption of energy by using and reusing natural resources and materials. This is all with the purpose of reducing pollution, waste, and

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Wind Power: No Hoopla, Just Jobs, and an Approach to Energy that Isn’t Ruining the Planet

With all the banter about arctic drilling, tar sands, shale oil, the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, returning jobs in coal, and Exxon’s (coincidental?) request of the lifting of sanctions on Russia, it’s good to keep

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Oklahoma’s Winds May Come Sweeping Down the Plains, But the State Whacks Production Tax Credit (PTC) for Wind Energy

Those who may be fixated on kleptocracy that the U.S. federal government has become should be aware that certain of the states are excelling at lying and conducting corrupt business practices as well.  Take Oklahoma, for instance, with its dogged

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Airborne Wind

Even since the advent of large-scale commercial wind energy in the 1990s, there has been a certain interest in airborne wind, as illustrated here. In principle, it offers all the benefits of offshore wind, on steroids.  It’s less visible than

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Big Oil Embracing Clean Energy….In Some Cases

Soon after the inception of 2GreenEnergy in 2009, my brother asked me why Big Oil doesn’t diversify into renewables.  I replied that it was a matter of core competencies; there are few if any synergies between oil exploration and the

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Setting Stratospheric Records in Wind Power

The main reason to be “Bullish on Renewable Energy“ (as the saying goes) is that to a large degree, its expansion is independent of politics.  According to Reuters, for a brief period last Sunday, the U.S. powered a full 50% of its

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