Wind Power

Wind Power

Americans for Prosperity to protest pro-wind rally of ‘extremist’ kite-flying kids

In honor of Global Wind Day on Friday, New Jersey kids will fly kites at the beach. Americans for Prosperity plans to shut down this radical activism.

Business & Technology

Clean energy investments climb, along with Big Oil’s blood pressure

OK, well maybe they're not overly worried just yet. But the investment trend – particularly in the United States – is encouraging.

Politics

Meet renewable energy’s new ally

Let’s get the boring stuff out of the way up front. The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) is an incentive provided to energy producers equal to 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, adjusted annually for inflation. If you generate electricity using …

Politics

The dirt on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s environmental record

Wisconsin voters are at the polls in a referendum on Gov. Walker. Here's what green voters need to know about his track record -- and future plans.

Climate Change

Obama silent on climate change in big Iowa energy speech

In a speech last week, the president called on Congress to renew wind-industry tax credits, but neglected to mention “climate change” or “greenhouse gases” or even “pollution.”

Election 2012

Could Romney’s scorn for wind power hurt him in the heartland?

Mitt Romney promises to revoke federal support for the wind industry. That might not go over well in swing states like Iowa, where the booming wind sector has wide, bipartisan support.

Climate & Energy

Turbine that looks like a piece of art will fit right in at your yacht club

There are some who believe that those behemoth white wind turbines are beautiful and some (Donald Trump) who believe that they’re a blight on the landscape. Well, here is a wind turbine that will win over both groups. It’s like …

Election 2012

Buzzword decoder: Your election-year guide to environmental catchphrases

Democrats like talking about "Big Oil" and "clean energy." Republicans favor "Solyndra" and "Keystone." No one's into "climate change."

Politics

The surprising reason why Newark Mayor Cory Booker supports wind power

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is handsome, approachable, and once saved a lady from a fire — he’s basically the Ryan Gosling of politics. And one of the reasons people like him, even people like me who know next to nothing …