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Nov

Cape Wind gets OK for power purchase contract with NSTARThe deal may give Cape Wind the “critical mass” to finance construction of the 130-turbine offshore wind farm.

Cape Wind gets OK for power purchase contract with NSTAR
The deal may give Cape Wind the “critical mass” to finance construction of the 130-turbine offshore wind farm.

07

Nov

'Kite surfing' helps generate wind powerCompared to wind turbines, utilizing ‘kite surfing’ to harness wind power would yield more energy for much less money and could generate energy almost anywhere.

'Kite surfing' helps generate wind power
Compared to wind turbines, utilizing ‘kite surfing’ to harness wind power would yield more energy for much less money and could generate energy almost anywhere.

12

Oct

U.S. approves huge wind farm in WyomingThe Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project could include up to 1,000 wind turbines, which would make it the largest wind farm in North America.

U.S. approves huge wind farm in Wyoming
The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project could include up to 1,000 wind turbines, which would make it the largest wind farm in North America.

10

Aug

Obama whips up wind power attack on RomneyThe president Barack Obama accused Romney of wanting to end tax credits for the wind energy industry and put 37,000 jobs at risk.

Obama whips up wind power attack on Romney
The president Barack Obama accused Romney of wanting to end tax credits for the wind energy industry and put 37,000 jobs at risk.

08

Apr

The symbolic power of bladeless wind turbinesCritics of renewable energy are obsessed with the costs and practicalities of cleantech right this instant. Visitors to Silicon Valley in the 1970s didn’t see the iPhone coming, either. There are countless innovative new ideas blowing in the wind.

The symbolic power of bladeless wind turbines
Critics of renewable energy are obsessed with the costs and practicalities of cleantech right this instant. Visitors to Silicon Valley in the 1970s didn’t see the iPhone coming, either. There are countless innovative new ideas blowing in the wind.

28

Mar

How would you spend $7 billion?Two proposed energy projects (each with a $7 billion price tag) present two very different directions for America’s future. Which would you choose?

How would you spend $7 billion?
Two proposed energy projects (each with a $7 billion price tag) present two very different directions for America’s future. Which would you choose?

14

Feb

The Greenerator: Personal, renewable apartment powerJonathan Globerson’s Greenerator concept allows apartment dwellers to harvest their own wind and solar energy from the comfort of their own balconies.

The Greenerator: Personal, renewable apartment power
Jonathan Globerson’s Greenerator concept allows apartment dwellers to harvest their own wind and solar energy from the comfort of their own balconies.

09

Jan

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclearA surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear
A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the ‘wind lens’ could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.

13

Dec

Maui to build expansive smart gridThe $37 million project is expected to go online in 2013.

Maui to build expansive smart grid
The $37 million project is expected to go online in 2013.

05

Nov

A protester at the Occupy Toronto camp sets up donated solar panels on Oct. 30, in an effort to provide enough power to break the camp’s reliance on gas powered generators. In addition to solar power, a wind turbine is also slated to be installed later in the week.MNN’s photos of the week

A protester at the Occupy Toronto camp sets up donated solar panels on Oct. 30, in an effort to provide enough power to break the camp’s reliance on gas powered generators. In addition to solar power, a wind turbine is also slated to be installed later in the week.
MNN’s photos of the week