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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 [...]

Offshore Wind Project Moves Forward

The Obama Administration made it easier for a proposed offshore wind project to move into the permitting phase today. The Atlantic Wind Connection would be the first offshore wind project to build undersea transmission cables that connect to the power grid along the East Coast. Referred to as a “backbone,” it would connect offshore wind [...]

Wind Power Coming to Lycoming County

Duke Energy announced today that it will build a new wind farm in Lycoming County. The project includes 30 turbines that will generate 69 megawatts of power, which Duke says could power 20,000 homes. The project is the second wind farm the Charlotte, NC company will operate in Pennsylvania. Duke also runs a 70-megawatt wind [...]

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