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A surge, then a fade for Pennsylvania’s wind industry

While the wind power industry booms across the United States thanks to favorable federal and state policies, the development of new wind farms has stalled in Pennsylvania. More than two dozen wind farms popped up across the state leading up to 2012, but only one in the years since. Wind advocates say Pennsylvania could follow [...]

D.C. to buy Pennsylvania wind power

Iberdrola Renewables Iberdrola Renewables will send wind power from Fayette County, Pa. to Washington D.C. A wind farm in Western Pennsylvania plans to send its energy to Washington D.C., where the municipal government is trying to get its carbon footprint down to zero. Iberdrola Renewables, the Spanish company that owns the South Chestnut Wind Power [...]

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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