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In an effort to cement its presence in the renewable energy market, General Electric is employing cloud computing and holographic technology to advance wind farms.

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During a visit to a wind turbine testing center in Massachusetts Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the country and the world need to confront the threats of climate change while there's still time.

The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project.

Voters in the town of Peru, Massachusetts narrowly approved a bylaw banning industrial wind projects at a recent town meeting.

The bylaw prohibits the construction of wind turbines where more than half of the power generated would be sold off-site.  The bylaw was initiated by the group, Peru Concerned Citizens, which formed after developer Lightship Energy proposed building two 500-foot turbines in town. By a vote of 105 to 52, the measure exactly met the required two-thirds. Susan Masino is a member of PCC.

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Nearly 100 Berkshire residents turned out in Pittsfield Monday night to voice their disapproval of industrial wind farms in their backyards.

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Massachusetts residents living near a wind turbine farm in the Northern Berkshires are once again expressing concerns about noise pollution.

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Regional environmental groups have released a report highlighting a potential for growth in wind energy.

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Businesses and individuals in Western Massachusetts are learning about a variety of options to address energy costs.

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A recent national study finds that wind turbines have no effect on property values. But some western Massachusetts residents disagree.


Legislation that began as a proposed three-year moratorium on wind development in Vermont is drawing the ire of environmental and renewable energy advocates.