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  • Wind power spins into the energy mainstream

    The largest wind farm in the world is being constructed on the Oregon-Washington border near Walla Walla, Washington.

  • Green power threatens the Black Rock

    Some critics say a proposed geothermal power plant threatens the newly designated Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area in northwestern Nevada.

  • Blackfeet bet on wind

    Montana's Blackfeet Indians plan to build the first large-scale wind-energy project on tribal land.

  • Cows to heat homes

    In Oregon's Willamette Valley, electricity for 65 homes will be produced from "bio-gas" from the manure of 400 Holstein cows.

  • Wind power in the West gains speed

    Colorado writer Alex Merkels talks about the revolution in wind power now sweeping over the West.

  • Golden State gets a green power surge

    Under a new law, California's three investor-owned utilities must buy 20 percent of their power from alternative energy sources such as wind and solar.

  • The Latest: Nevada charges renewable energy companies for eco mitigation

    The Latest: Nevada charges renewable energy companies for eco mitigation

    A pilot project tries to prevent large-scale degradation.

  • Birds get a break from blades

    More than half the windmills on California’s Altamont Pass will shut down for two months this winter so migrating birds can pass safely through the area

  • The Winds of Change

    Colorado citizens voted last November to increase their state’s reliance on power from the wind and sun, but King Coal still rules the state, and the White House seems determined to keep it on the throne

  • Easterners tilt at windmills while Westerners joust with a real foe

    Cape Cod’s opposition to a proposed offshore wind farm sounds crazy to Westerners, who would gladly exchange nuclear waste dumps, coal mines and gas wells for some renewable energy

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