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Here you will find links and information relating to the environment and how renewable energy is now becoming affordable and more popular to meet our energy needs.

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Offshore Wind Farm Leases Draw Few Bids From Wary Industry

By By DIANE CARDWELL Wind Farm projects off the coast of New England, New Jersey and Delaware are dead, moribund or struggling. Source:: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/business/energy-environment/offshore-wind-farm-leases-draw-few-bids-from-wary-industry.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Read more →

Senate votes down PTC amendment #US

By National Wind Watch A majority of the Senate went on record yesterday against reinstating an expired renewable energy tax credit through the end of the decade. The 47-51 failure of a nonbinding measure calling for a five-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) delivered a tough start to the year for supporters of the wind energy industry, the… Read more →

Maine: The wind energy plantation, Part I #ME

By National Wind Watch The advertising flyer supplementing many electric bills in Maine presents the smiling visage of a hardy-looking, flannel-clad “lineman” extolling the virtues of the electric utility upgrading the grid to improve reliability for Maine consumers. Approximately $1.56 billion has been spent on electric grid upgrades and improvements. If this were all spent to benefit Maine electric customers… Read more →

Allowing wind to thrive without the PTC #US

By National Wind Watch Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), couldn’t be more correct when noting just how strong the U.S. wind industry is. “Wind energy is an American success story: the U.S. invented utility-scale wind farms, and by investing in them here in the U.S., we now have some of the best infrastructure this country… Read more →