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.
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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.
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 )

Texas expands clean energy jobs

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In October, three new wind energy projects and a smart grid expansion have already beaten out the state’s clean energy developments in the third quarter, according to a recent report from Environmental Entrepreneurs, an environmental advocacy group.
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Shell computer scare came from wind turbine

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Cybersecurity threats against energy companies have come from unexpected sources, including a wind turbine in a remote region of West Virginia.
Google is investing in a new solar farm developed by Recurrent Energy, which built similar projects for Google in the past. (Photo: Google/Recurrent Energy).

Google adds to big energy spending with new solar projects

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Google is investing another $80 million in renewable energy, likely pushing its total spending on green power close to $1.5 billion.
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.)

Japan starts up offshore wind farm in shadow of Fukushima

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Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore.
Google has invested $200 million in the Spinning Spur wind farm (source: Google)

Microsoft to use Texas wind power to fuel data centers

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Microsoft has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy Texas wind energy from RES Americas, as it joins Intel and Google in the technology race for carbon neutrality.
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