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Pennsylvania’s Wind Energy Installations Nearly Doubled Last Year

Bloomberg reports Pennsylvania’s wind energy installations nearly doubled during 2012, but wind still only makes up about one percent of the state’s overall electricity. According to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association, Pennsylvania ranks 15th in the nation when it comes to wind energy production. From Bloomberg: Iowa, Texas and a number [...]

Wind Energy Industry Agrees to Protect Endangered Whale

The Natural Resources Defense Council, along with several other environmental groups, say they have reached an agreement with alternative energy companies planning to build wind farms along the Eastern seaboard, to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.  NRDC attorney Kit Kennedy says this is the first time environmentalists have ironed out such a plan [...]

Wind Power Industry Fights to Extend Tax Credit

Tax credits for wind energy are set to expire at the end of this year, making environmentalists and the industry pretty nervous. Some Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, oppose a credit extension.  Peter Kelly, with the trade group American Wind Energy Association, says the tax credits more than pay for themselves, and cutting them [...]

Pennsylvania Lags in Green Energy Ranking

California leads the nation in clean energy according to a new report published by Clean Edge, a market research firm focused on the clean-tech industry. The annual report looks at 70 different factors related to technology, policy and capital investments. Pennsylvania does not even make the top 20, instead it ranks right in the middle [...]

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