Thirteen percent of the energy generated in Colorado last year came from wind power, making it among the nation’s top states according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 7:52 am
A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump.
At the heart of the wrangle: wind.
Europe is leading the way in generating energy using wind. Huge turbines whir away on the hills and in the seas throughout the continent.
The roots of Trump's hatred for these turbines can be found, at least in part, in what was once a stretch of rolling dunes and grassland in northeastern Scotland, overlooking the North Sea.
He is spending hundreds of millions creating a resort there.
One of only a handful of a type of small bird from Asia to have been spotted in the U.K. in the past two centuries was thrilling twitchers off the northwest coast of Scotland earlier this week.
Then, tragedy struck. It flew into the blade of a wind turbine and was killed.
Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 2:21 pm
A shabby old fishing port on the South Coast of Massachusetts was once known as the City That Lit the World. Its whale oil powered candles and lamps around the country.
Now, the city is trying to rekindle that flame with an alternative form of energy: offshore wind.
A Distant History Of Wealth
New Bedford's glory days are long gone. The city suffers from a long list of woes — high crime, persistent unemployment and poor public schools.
Colorado is widely regarded by renewable energy advocates as one of the best states for clean technology. Now there’s an official ranking from industry research firm Clean Edge Inc. to quantify that.