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Tax Expenditures for Electricity Production FY 2002-2007. Source: Government Accountability Office, November 2007On the PTC, critics of renewable energy love to ask: when will wind stand on its own two feet? To that, I’d answer: when fossil fuels can—when the true costs of fossil fuels are factored into the price...

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I never thought I’d be so happy to see a backhoe. Here in Vermont, we’re literally digging out from a natural disaster named Irene. On August 28, Irene’s sudden heavy rains transformed our brooks and streams into raging rivers and our rivers into destructive torrents.

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My work with the American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) brought me to Washington DC this spring and gave me the opportunity to visit the Appalachian Mountain area—the heart of coal country. I had wanted to visit the area for quite some time to get a firsthand look at the...

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August 29,2011. It’s a beautiful late summer day in the Mad River Valley, 72 degrees, white puffy clouds and a cool breeze. I’m stranded at my home on Rice Mountain in Warren, Vermont after my driveway washed out in the worst flooding since 1927.

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Green is gone

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Contrary to what it may feel like here in the U.S., the wind industry is booming. I was reminded of this recently when Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, spoke at NRG Systems. It was a good time for a reminder.

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I’ve been wondering lately what it’s going to take to get this country of ours to wake up to what we’re doing to the air we breathe and the water we drink. Sometimes I wish I were a psychologist…well not really, but I do wish I had an answer for...

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If you didn’t notice the announcement of Clean Energy Innovation, a new report and interactive website by Google's philanthropic arm, or like me, you didn’t immediately check it out, you need to do it now. Go ahead; I’ll wait.

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Well the Rapture did not happen as forecast on May 21st, but, not to worry, we can all gear up again for next year’s version, the Mayan apocalypse on December 12th. Whilst this might be a good excuse for newly minted college graduates to not bother to look for jobs...

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With a confluence of wind energy events and rising energy prices, now is a great time to get the word out about wind energy.

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