The silhouettes of Vestas Wind Systems turbines spin at a wind farm in Lowville, New York.  (Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg)

Feds discuss eagle kill by massive wind farm

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun seeking ideas from the public as it considers ways to minimize and offset the number of eagles killed by what could become the largest wind farm in the country.
Completed wind turbine blades made for General Electric Co.'s renewable energy business sit outside TPI Composites Inc.'s manufacturing facility in Newton, Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Buffett’s big wind buy boosts confidence in turbines

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The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa indicates that turbines are becoming profitable without subsidies and that the drop in equipment costs is making renewable energy more competitive with power from fossil fuels.
Texas Solar Outfitters installs solar panels in a newly constructed home located in the Dominion Falls subdivision in Humble, Texas.

Clean energy boosters blast feds’ forecast

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Clean energy enthusiasts on Monday said the government is lowballing the industry’s potential.
Photo: Richard Bartz

US to allow eagle deaths, to aid wind power

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The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.
(Photo: Gveret Tered)

China doubles pace of adding renwables amid pollution cut

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China is on course by 2035 to add more electricity generating capacity from renewables than the U.S., Europe and Japan combined, according to the International Energy Agency.
President Barack Obama . (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama sets high target for federal clean energy use

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Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Turbines at Pattern Energy's Gulf Wind project in Kenedy County, Texas are silhouetted by a sunset. (Pattern Energy)

Texas biggest earner from wind tax credit, study finds

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Texas wind power producers earned far more money from the federal production tax credit than the state paid out to support the renewable energy policy, according to a study by the Institute for Energy Research released this week.
A thick cloud of fog and morning light engulfs wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Fort Stockton. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

Renewable energy leads growth for Texas’ electric grid

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Renewable energy from windy West Texas has outpaced the growth of coal, natural gas and other power resources feeding Texas’ electric grid, according to a recent report by the Energy Information Administration.
A wind turbine, named Fukushima Mirai, sits about 20 kilometers off the coast of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan is shown  . (AP Photo/Marubeni Corp.)

Pioneering offshore wind project faces deadlines

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As it seeks investors, a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm must reach fast-approaching benchmarks or risk missing out on hundreds of millions in critical funding.
(AP Photo/Dina Cappiello, File)

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

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For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for killing eagles.