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Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Gets Green Light

By Kit Kennedy, EcoWatch

With permission from EcoWatch

New York State made clean energy history on January 25, 2017, when the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) approved a contract for the nation’s largest offshore wind project, which will be located in the waters off Eastern Long Island. The approval is the first step toward […]

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $700,000 in Funding for Offshore Wind Research Projects

  BOSTON – August 26, 2016 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $700,000 in funding for nine academic and research institutions across Massachusetts to advance studies relating to offshore wind development, building on the Commonwealth’s existing nation-leading offshore wind innovation activities. The funding will support three offshore wind research projects to identify industry workforce training […]

$7.3 billion in public health savings seen in 2015 from wind energy cutting air pollution

U.S. wind fleet reduces power sector CO2 emissions more than six percent

March 29, 2016

Washington, D.C., March 29, 2016 — U.S. wind farms reduced electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 132 million metric tons in 2015, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) forthcoming annual U.S. wind industry market report. […]

Wind Energy Whispers Ahead

Pika Energy’s T701 Wind Turbine Certification

By George Harvey

Pika Energy’s T701 wind turbine has been fully certified to the AWEA 9.1 standard by the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC). It is the only turbine in its class to achieve full SWCC certification. The T701 is designed to be appropriate for use at […]

Windpower Exceeding Expectations

Hundreds attend one of the open house events held annually each year to learn about local renewable energy. Courtesy Photo.

By Green Energy Times Staff

Two Vermont wind farms have reported exceeding production expectations for 2015. They are Kingdom Community Wind (KCW) and Georgia Mountain Community Wind (GMCW).

Kingdom Community Wind

KCW, in Lowell, […]

Arkwright Summit Wind Project to Supply Clean Renewable Energy to Bloomberg LP

NYSERDA announces first-of-its-kind corporate purchase of energy from a large-scale renewables project in New York

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced a first-of-a kind agreement where a large-scale renewable project supported by NYSERDA’s Main Tier program for large-scale renewables will supply energy directly to a corporation rather than to the […]

Living near Noise

Kiowa County Memorial Hospital has its own wind turbine. Photo courtesy of the City of Greensburg, Kansas.

By George Harvey

One of the responses to the article, “Windpower – don’t be Fooled,” in Green Energy Times’ August issue, challenged me to try living within 750 feet of the noise of a commercial […]

Windpower – Don’t be Fooled

A New Wind Farm in Swanton, Vermont

By George Harvey

Some debate has been developing over a wind farm in the town of Swanton, Vermont. Whenever I consider of such a debate, I think of an old Lily Tomlin skit in which she plays Edith Ann, a bratty five-year-old, who forcefully asserts that […]

Nea-Tocht Farm Hosts GMP’s Third Community-scale Wind Turbine

The winds blowing across western Addison County, a part of Vermont with rich agricultural history, are now helping to generate more clean electricity thanks to Green Mountain Power’s third community-scale wind turbine at the Nea-Tocht farm in Ferrisburg. The Nea-Tocht farm is owned by the VanderWey family who milk 250 dairy cows. The family […]

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 U.S. electricity […]