CLOUD COUNTY, Kan. - Across this central northern county, wind turbine blades slowly slice the cold air over winter-brown fields. The 67 wind turbines of the Meridian Way Wind Farm straddle dozens of farms and ranches, following the contours of the land and the eddies of the wind above it. The turbines are tall enough that their size is hard to gauge from cars driving by.

Wind energy gives American farmers a new crop to sell in tough times

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By: Elizabeth Weise

At the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce, we have a simple yet powerful mission: We work to build a sustainable community of local businesses that are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible. Given these guiding principles, it should be no surprise that we support harvesting New Mexico's abundant wind energy sources.

Economic growth blowin' in the wind

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By: Glenn Schiffbauer

KNOX COUNTY - One of the biggest local economic stories of 2020 will be the 15-megawatt wind farm planned for norther Knox County, according to Ken Springer, director of Knox County Area Partnership.

Knox County landowners have better deal than peers in Henry County 

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By: Tom Martin

The Seneca Wind project that has been proposed in Seneca County has been suspended by sPower, its parent company, according to an sPower news release. The announcement was made Tuesday.

The release said sPower "will not refile an application with the Ohio Power Sitting Board at this time."

Seneca Wind project suspended

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By: Vicki Johnson

From massive wind farms generating power to small turbines powering a single home, wind turbines around the globe generate clean electricity for a variety of power needs. 

In the United States, wind turbines are becoming a common sight. Since the turn of the century...

How a Wind Turbine Works

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By: Department of Energy

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark sourced almost half its electricity consumption from wind power last year, a new record boosted by steep cost reductions and improved offshore technology

Denmark sources record 47% of power from wind in 2019

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By: Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

More than 6 in 10 (63%) Ohio voters support government action to address climate change, including more than a third (36%) who strongly support such action. At least two-thirds of Ohio voters also want the federal government (69%), the Ohio state government (67%), and their member of Congress (67%) to do more on climate change.

Ohio Voters Support Climate Action

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By: Green Energy Ohio

WASHINGTON - A new survey released today shows that Americans overwhelmingly support extending tax incentives for clean energy and would change their vote based on the issue.

New Poll: Nearly All Americans Want Congress to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives

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By: Global Strategy Group

COLUMBUS - Business and environmental groups told state lawmakers Tuesday that subjecting proposed wind farms to votes of the people would likely kill the industry in Ohio.

Wind power supporters argue referendum could kill industry

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By: Jim Provance

The House Ways and Means Committee released Tuesday a discussion draft of a sweeping clean energy tax package that pledges action on climate change through a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and a slew of new incentives linked to energy storage

House clean energy package pledges new, expanded renewable energy tax incentives

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By: Chris Galford

BELLEVUE - Could the plans for a proposed wind farm in the Bellevue area be on shaky ground?

That's the concern many people have raised since some of the proposed wind turbines for the Emerson Creek Wind Project would be on top of porous bedrock known as karst.

Bellevue's bedrock concerns wind farm opponents

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By: Michael Harrington

Installing more wind turbines in the Upper Midwest, and more solar panels in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions, would bring the largest health gains and benefits from U.S. renewable energy according to a new Harvard University analysis.

Renewables could be a health boon for Great Lakes, Upper Midwest regions

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By: Brian Bienkowski

(Bloomberg) -- Two decades ago, when coal ruled U.S. power generation a Florida utility plowed some of its extra cash into a wind farm atop a desolate Oregon plateau.

It was the start of an unimaginably successful bet.

The Worlds Only $100 Billion Utility Owes Its Rise To Wind Power

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By: Gerson Freitas Jr.

U.S. wind power has just achieved a major milestone: 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity. American innovation, a pioneering spirit, and the hard work of the country's 114,000 wind workers made this progress possible. Let's take a moment to reflect on how we got here, and what this has meant for the country.

Windy Beginnings: The first 100 GW and what it brought to America

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By: John Hensley

I know a company considering investing hundreds of millions of dollars into rural Ohio, getting concrete trucks rolling, while providing money to Ohio landowners that gives them the financial security to keep their property as farmland, instead of selling it to someone who’d carve it into subdivisions or turn it into a massive warehouse of storage lockers. It’s my company, and if it happens, I’ll get my first project in my home state.

Closing the door on renewable energy is bad news for rural Ohio

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By: Kim Smith

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Boaters and birders have been upfront about their opposition to the six-turbine Icebreaker Wind project planned for Lake Erie, but a new, powerful voice of resistance has recently emerged: Big Coal.

Big Coal joins fight against Lake Erie green energy wind turbines

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By: James F. McCarty

ATTICA, Ohio - When people in my community oppose the Republic Wind project, they are hurting truck drivers. It is getting more difficult to drive an 18-wheeler up and down dangerous and congested highways.

Wind opponents don’t get it

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By: Mark Stockmeister

INDIANAPOLIS - A wind energy advocacy group says Indiana has the potential to be a national leader in the renewable energy sector, especially as utility companies transition more power generation away from coal and towards wind and solar.

Will Indiana Be 'Crossroads of Clean Energy?'

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By: Wes Mills

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a company of Columbus, Ohio-based utility American Electric Power (AEP), announced Friday (Jan. 24) an agreement with the Arkansas Public Service Commission general staff, the office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Walmart Inc. regarding SWEPCO's proposal to add 810 megawatts of wind energy.

SWEPCO, other Arkansas parties reach agreement on 810-megawatt wind project

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By: Talk Business & Politics Staff

Per U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) latest report, 42 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generation capacity is projected to start commercial operation in 2020. Of these capacity additions, wind power accounts for the largest share at 44%.

Notably, 18.5 (GW) of wind capacity is scheduled to come online by the end of this year...

Wind to Lead 2020 Electric Generation Capacity: Stocks in Focus

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By: Aparajita Dutta Zacks

Ohio is a national leader in wind-related manufacturing. Ohio has more wind-related manufacturing facilities than any other state in the nation, with 61 manufacturing facilities producing components for the wind industry and providing high-quality jobs. In 2018, the wind industry supported 2,000 to 3,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state. Ohio has significant wind resource potential, both on- and offshore. By developing more of these resources, the state can create new economic development and allow the manufacturing sector to attract larger investments.

Wind Energy in Ohio

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By: American Wind Energy Association

We've been called every name in the book. We've had individuals threaten to harm our crops. Our families have been harassed. All of this has happened after publicly showing support for the development of wind energy in Ohio and our county and because we had the nerve to say so out loud.

Bullies in My Backyard

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By: Nick Erf

Think of these words coming directly from the mouths of top energy resource companies in the Midwest: 

"The formula has changed ... the opportunity of a generation."

And this:

Two Midwest utility execs explain why they're betting on renewables

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By: Peter Sinclair

As a veteran of the United States Air Force, I know it is important that veterans find a strong support network back home after leaving the service. Transitioning into civilian life can sometimes be difficult. Thankfully, for many veterans in Iowa, much of that support comes from an unexpected place - Iowa's wind energy industry.

Wind industry provides opportunities for veterans

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By: Dan Lutat

To the surprise of climate scientists, our world is getting significantly windier. Average daily wind speeds have picked up in the last decade after over 30 years of gradual decline, according to research led by a team at the University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The study, published in "Nature Climate Change" on Nov. 18 could implicate a dramatic surge in the efficiency of wind power in the coming years.

Increase in wind speed worldwide means boost for alternative energy, U. study finds

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By: Rachel Sturley

Ohio is an agriculture state. Family farms often span generations. In places like Paulding County, farmland sustatins soybeans, corn, hogs, cattle and wheat. In recent years, a new cash crop has taken root alongside this more traditional harvest: clean energy.

Limits on wind, solar are hurting Ohio Farmers

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By: Tyler Duvelius

Representatives from Facebook and McDonald's joined Aviator Wind and local dignitaries Thursday to mark construction of the largest single-phase wind project in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, according to a news release

Facebook, McDonald's reps sign wind turbine being installed in Coke County

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By: Staff Reporter, San Angelo Standard-Times

JEFFERSON - The Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners has shown support for a wind energy project off the shores of Cleveland that aims to put six wind turbines in Lake Erie.

Commissioners support LEEDCo project

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By: Jon Wysochanski

Ohio House Republicans can't seem to understand, let alone respect, city and village home rule, although the Ohio Constitution has guaranteed it to Ohio voters since 1912. 

Ohio lawmakers love home rule only when it benefits their constiuents

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By: Thomas Suddes

For decades, access to cheap coal-fired electricity fueled industrial expansion across the Midwest, from auto plants to steel mills. These days a cheaper and cleaner energy source - winds blowing across the central Plains - is enabling new manufacturing investments, key sources of jobs and taxes for states hungry to grow their economies.

U.S. readies first wind-powered steel plant

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By: Jeffrey Tomich

Wind energy advocates say this year's disappointing growing season in Ohio is a prime example why state lawmakers should be trying to make it easier, not harder, for farmers to put wind turbines on their properties.

For Ohio farmers, wind turbine revenue helps take the sting out of a 'bad' year

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By: Kathiann M. Kowalski

Like a spinning turbine barely visible on the horizon, the end of a regulatory odyssey to get approval for what would be the first U.S. freshwater offshore wind farm is now within sight for developers.

Great Lakes offshore wind - possibility or pipe dream?

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By: Jeffrey Tomich

ATTICA, Ohio - When people in my community oppose the Republic Wind project, they are hurting small farmers. It is getting too hard to compete with big farming...

 

Wind power opponents stand against local small farms

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By: Ken Stockmeister Sr.