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7 ways “Wind Vision” would benefit Americans

The White House and Department of Energy have just released a definitive new report showing that wind can be one of America’s top electricity sources, while saving consumers money. After two years of research and peer review, the report found that the wind industry can double in the next five years, provide 20 percent of […]

In Brooklyn, Fertile Ground for a Wind Turbine

Located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the city’s first commercial-scale wind turbine cost $750,000 to build, took four years to complete, tops 160 feet and can yield up to 100 kilowatts of power. Credit Jake Naughton for The New York Times

From the New York Times

By Tatiana Schlossberg

Modern-day […]

Cornell to buy all of proposed Black Oak Wind Farm’s energy

By Blaine Friedlander

Making a stride toward reducing carbon emission, Cornell University has agreed to purchase all electricity generated by the proposed Black Oak Wind Farm in Enfield, New York, which is pending municipal approvals. This purchase represents 20 percent of the university’s total annual electricity use – enough energy to power approximately 5,000 homes.


Wind Energy to Command a Larger Piece of the Renewable Energy Pie

Here in the U.S., energy generated by domestic wind farms has nearly tripled in just the past four years and represents about a third of all new power added to the U.S. grid over the past five years.Photo Credit: Martin Abegglen, Courtesy Flickr

By EarthTalk®

Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms […]

Is Wind Energy for the Birds?

By Patrick Martin, Green Alliance Staff Writer

On Jan. 29, New Hampshire wind energy advocates, including Portsmouth wind energy firm Eolian Renewable Energy LLC, dodged a bullet. The N.H. House of Representatives struck down a bill that would have placed a moratorium on wind development in the state. This would have been a major blow […]

Kingdom Community Wind Meets State Sound Levels

New Summer Testing Report Analyzed 1640 Hours

COLCHESTER, VT – Green Mountain Power (GMP) today announced that the latest sound monitoring report finds Kingdom Community Wind continues to meet strict sound standards set by state regulators. The report, which analyzed 1640 hours of data, is part of an ongoing comprehensive compliance monitoring program and the […]

From the American Wind Energy Association:

Congress was out for a long summer recess. They’ve been back in session for less than two weeks. And now, they’re planning to head out for election preparations. Tomorrow.

By leaving early, they’re leaving our renewable energy policies hanging. The last chance that they’ll have to extend these policies is in November, […]

Hundreds of people tour Kingdom Community Wind

Additional tours available this summer

COLCHESTER, VT…Tours are well underway at Green Mountain Power’s Kingdom Community Wind site in Lowell. So far this summer GMP has brought nearly 400 people to the top of Lowell Mountain to get an up-close view of the 21 turbine project. During the free tour, visitors have the opportunity to […]

Why Vermont But Not Kansas?

By George Harvey, Staff

In our last issue of Green Energy Times, we talked about Greensburg, Kansas, a community that is chartered as a city, though the population is only about 800. When they rebuilt after being almost completely destroyed by an F5 tornado in 2007, they decided to take the opportunity to build a […]

Power for Dutch Trains will come from the Wind

G.E.T. Staff

Most of the old Dutch windmills were used to power pumps to keep the areas behind the dikes dry. Future wind turbines will power the railroads. Photo by Quistnix at nl.wikipedia

Under a new contract between Vivens, the company that procures power for Dutch railroads, and Eneco, the power company, all […]