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US Renewable Energy Tops Record in 2012

Renewable energy production hit an all-time high in the United States in 2012, according to a recent annual energy report. Full story

Berkshire East turbine celebrated

Clean energy advocates will gather in Franklin County over the weekend to celebrate a multi-million dollar wind turbine that powers one of the region's most popular tourist attractions. Full story

Va. offshore advocates seek to speed process

With a September auction set for nearly 113,000 offshore acres devoted to wind development, wind power advocates are working to hasten the construction of wind turbines that could supply power to 700,000 Virginia homes and at a price ratepayers can afford. Full story

Mass. gov: I'd back wind turbine health study

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says he would back a proposal calling for an "independent scientific study" of the health effects of wind turbines. Full story

Maine offshore wind project is put on hold

Norwegian energy company Statoil is delaying an offshore wind power project off Boothbay Harbor, and may scuttle it altogether, because of legislation supported by Gov. Paul LePage that reopens competition, the company said Wednesday. Full story

Trees fail to hush pipeline pump noise in ND

A Canadian pipeline company's attempt to muffle noise by planting trees around a pump station in southeast North Dakota isn't working and may have made things worse, neighbors say. Full story

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