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Wind power

Oct 1, 2019

President’s windmill hatred a worry for booming industry

The winds are blowing fair for the U.S. wind-power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing sources of energy in this country.

Aug 15, 2016

Utility plans to cut the cord on coal

Even as a Wisconsin electrical utility used a yearly report to lay out plans for producing more energy with natural gas and various renewable sources, it was saying its total generating capacity would be increasing by relatively little.

Apr 21, 2016

Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power.

Jul 23, 2014

Utilities commission rules against wind power producer

South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric cooperatives to buy the wind power it plans to generate

Dec 6, 2013

US to allow eagle deaths by wind farms

Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for as long as three decades.

Dec 6, 2013

For wind power, US extends permit for eagle deaths

Washington — The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for as much as 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.

Jun 26, 2013

Renewable energy growing fast, agency says

Renewable energy is growing fast around the world and will edge out natural gas as the second biggest source of electricity, after coal, by 2016, according to a five-year outlook published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency.

Aug 29, 2012

Future of wind power rides on elections

When GOP leaders gathered in Tampa, Fla., this week for the Republican National Convention, they endorsed a 62-page platform that used a crucial word just once.

Jan 18, 2012

View from around the state: Wind rules need certainty at the state level

The wind power debate is muddled enough without a couple of ill-advised bills that have been introduced into the Wisconsin Legislature.

Jan 6, 2011

Minnesota-based 3M extends wind industry reach

By Bob Geiger Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Two years after 3M Co. formed its Renewable Energy Division, the industrial giant is poised to strengthen its low-key presence in wind […]

Oct 9, 2010

Wind power firm to expand its production in Wis.

By ?THOMAS CONTENT Milwaukee Journal Sentinel NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — A Danish firm’s expansion is giving Wisconsin another player in the manufacturing sector geared toward alternative energy. Avanti Wind […]


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