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March 15 -- The U.S. Department of Interior has approved Duke Energy Renewables' application to build a 200-megawatt wind farm on federal land in Clark County, Nevada. >>View Article

March 15 -- The federal government cleared the way Thursday for Virginia to seek a research lease in its Atlantic coastal areas to help speed the development of offshore wind turbines. >>View Article

March 14 -- Wind energy generation rose 17% and constituted 3.5% of total U.S. electricity produced in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports. Wind energy made up at least 10% of generation in nine states last year, up from five states in 2011, AWEA says, citing data from the Energy Information Administration. Iowa and South Dakota reached generation levels greater than 20% throughout 2012. In a total of 14 states, wind energy represented 5% or more of total generation. >>View Article

March 13 -- Encouraged by the extension of the production tax credit (PTC), Google will continue to work with utilities to procure wind energy to power the company's data centers. >>View Article

March 11 -- A glut of government-subsidized wind power may help accomplish a goal some environmentalists have sought for decades: kill off U.S. nuclear power plants while reducing reliance on electricity from burning coal. >>View Article

March 8 -- New wind projects have pushed the state's renewable energy goal higher than the 15 percent target set for 2015. >>View Article

March 8 -- Wind-generated electricity made up 24.5 percent of all the electricity generated in Iowa in 2012, making Iowa the first state in the nation to exceed 20 percent of all generation from wind. >>View Article

March 1 -- Here's an interesting take on the top four reasons why offshore wind remains elusive in the US. >>View Article

March 28 -- The U.S. is now the largest wind power market, and a U.S. company is the world’s number 1 supplier, according to a new industry report by Navigant Research. >>View Article 

February 20 -- Hoping to give wind-energy developers the time they need to access federal tax credits, Xcel Energy Inc. on Tuesday asked Colorado regulators for permission to speed up its request for bids for wind-backed electricity projects. >>View Article

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