Many consider wind power to be among the most environmentally friendly forms of generating electricity. So it might surprise them to learn that growing numbers of wind farm projects are being opposed precisely because of their detrimental environmental impact – particularly on our feathered friends.
Destroying a bald eagle nest to make way for collection of subsidies through wind turbines. WATCH NOW.
The fiscal cliff deal passed first by the Senate, now by the House and headed to the President includes extension of the wind energy production tax credit for one year. America needs sound energy production and sound budget policy in 2013. Extending the production tax credit for wind energy on day one calls Congress's ability to manage either into question.
From the days of Lexington and Concord, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has often led our nation in new directions -- and this appears to be the case with respect to renewable energy development as well.
Finding new sources of fuel is obviously a big priority these days. So it was encouraging to get news from the annual National Biodiesel Conference that progress continues on turning waste products into liquid fuel.
When U.S. solar companies like Solyndra have faltered, the blame has often been put on China with that claim that we just can’t compete. But according to energy analyst Paul Chesser, China’s big solar firms are reporting disastrous financials, with just 3 companies listing debts more than $6 billion.
Governor Mitt Romney strongly supports North American energy independence as the foundation of renewed US employment and prosperity. President Obama is waging war on fossil fuels, job creation, and efforts to end our economic recession and reduce dependence on Middle Eastern and Russian oil.
Spain has long been touted as a role model for renewable energy development. Leading environmentalists, and even President Obama, have championed the aggressive manner Spain has pursued wind and solar energy development. But how is Spain faring? Not so well.
When it comes to alternative fuels, ethanol is the big leader. But with concern over how rising demand for this corn-based product is driving up food costs, much research is now being done to find other so-called “biomass” sources that can be turned into fuel.