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An unlikely clash: wind developers and environmentalists

Wind Dept.
The growing push for wind power in Rhode Island is creating friction between wind developers and an unlikely group of critics: environmentalists.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 13, 2010

Faltering steps forward

Going Green
As in many other sectors, the green world in 2009 was marked as much by bluster as by tangible positive action.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 22, 2009
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Days of plenty

A man in a bunker outlines our forthcoming Collapse
In Collapse , the latest documentary by Chris Smith ( American Movie , The Yes Men ), the director condenses a two-day, March 2009 interview with a little-known investigator named Michael Ruppert into a bleak harbinger of the world's seemingly inevitable ruin.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 02, 2009

Idiot wind

Airship of fools
Last spring, after the state Legislature rejected a bill that could have resulted in a wind farm being constructed on two undeveloped mountains in Redington Township, a lot of people in western Maine, figuring the controversial project was finally dead, expressed their joy by doing the chicken dance in the streets.
By AL DIAMON  |  December 02, 2009
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A turbine grows in Warwick

Windy City
If all goes well, Shalom Housing in Warwick, a division of Jewish Seniors Agency, will be the home of a 100-kilowatt wind turbine, part of new federal “green” stimulus award of up to $1.5 million from the US Housing and Urban Development to retrofit the 30-year-old, 100-unit low-cost senior housing project.
By RICHARD ASINOF  |  November 04, 2009
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Photos: Art from paper bags

GASP Gallery celebrates their 5th anniversary with the Bag It! exhibit
Photos from the GASP Gallery's 5th anniversary gala, Bag It!
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN AND GREG COOK  |  October 20, 2009

Article aided big oil

Letters to the Portland Editor, September 4, 2009
Nothing helps big oil, and big coal, more than a piece like "What's Wrong With Wind Power?" (by Deirdre Fulton, August 21).
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 02, 2009

Building on green energy

Going green
This month, my landlord will install new energy-efficient windows in my apartment. This is great news: Better insulation will reduce both my energy use and my heating bills. I'm happy to be experiencing first-hand what many agree is the single most-important step in the fight against global warming: eco-friendly building upgrades and weatherization.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 02, 2009

Letters to the Editor: August 28, 2009

Letters to the Portland Editor
The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece " What's Wrong With Wind Power " (by Deirdre Fulton, August 21) really misses a major point — global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption all forms of non-carbon emitting power will rise.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 26, 2009

Which way the wind blows

Letters to the Boston editor, August 28, 2009
The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece “ Why wind power blows ” really misses a major point: global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption, all forms of non-carbon emitting power will rise.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 26, 2009
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The Mighty Wind

New England is answering Obama's clarion call and beginning to harvest its most viable renewable energy source. In Rhode Island, can Deepwater also blow life into our ailing economy?
The Rhode Island recession, among the worst in the country, has become something of a national curiosity: how could such a little state be in such big trouble?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 19, 2009
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Photos: Stetson Wind in Maine

Images of Stetson Wind
Photos of Stetson Wind in Washington County, Maine
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 19, 2009
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Holding a finger to the wind

An energy expert forecasts a blustery day ahead for the region
Across New England, there's currently less than 150 megawatts worth of wind turbines installed and operational. That's small change compared with what's happening in places such as Texas and California. But it's a whole lot more than existed just a few years ago.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 19, 2009
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Why wind power blows

Why we shouldn't overload our energy basket with wind eggs
The world is looking for a no-brainer solution to the 21st century's impending energy crisis, and wind power seems to provide many of the right answers.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 19, 2009
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A mighty wind

New England plays catch-up in the green-energy race
This past Earth Day, President Barack Obama, speaking at an Iowa wind-turbine factory, delivered a gusty peroration. "The nation that leads the world in creating new energy sources will be the nation that leads the 21st-century global economy," he said. "America can be that nation. America must be that nation."
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 24, 2009

Going Green: July 10, 2009

Smart solar
Maine will never be a leader in wind-energy development, says Richard Silkman, co-founder and -manager of a firm that could revolutionize the way we address energy issues in this state and throughout the region. "We missed our chance," he stated flatly during a presentation at the Maine Audubon Society in June.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 08, 2009

Grappling with Going Green

The waste-to-energy incinerator debate
Green energy," for most, is solar panels and wind turbines.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 10, 2009
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Getting green

Small state, big push for sustainability
With Rhode Island's industrial sector in its death throes and the state in desperate need of a new economic engine, political leaders are talking with new urgency about wind and solar and all things green.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 03, 2009

Can 'solar as service' work in Rhode Island?

A bright idea
As Alteris Renewables sees it, this is the game-changer.
By MARION DAVIS  |  April 29, 2009

It's getting easier to go green

THE ENVIRONMENT
In Rhode Island and across the US, economic troubles seem to be getting worse by the day. But green energy and conservation, several local advocates and entrepreneurs say, has a chance to flourish in the coming years.
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 25, 2009

Mountains, not windmills

Portland Phoenix Letters: February 27, 2009
I just read your article (" Transmission Troubles ," by Deirdre Fulton, February 13) in the Portland Phoenix, great article.
By Portland Phoenix Letters  |  February 25, 2009
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Transmission troubles

We're all about wind power — but do we have a way to harness green energy?
Late last month, Maine's second large commercial wind farm officially opened at Stetson Mountain in the eastern part of the state. But for all this potential, both in terms of the power source itself, and the brainpower behind it, Maine risks losing a lot of money.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 11, 2009

How power transmission should work

A rudimentary tour through "the grid."
Power transmissions
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 11, 2009

Artists and beholders

Letters to the Boston editor, February 6, 2009
I found it rather stupefying that the Phoenix proudly toted an interview with Shepard Fairey on the same front page it used to complain about artists getting the shaft by money-grubbing businesses.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 06, 2009

Politics and other mistakes: Sweet electricity

Annexed electricity
Harley Lee has a lot to learn about running a scam.
By AL DIAMON  |  January 14, 2009
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Hey guv: stop slashing!

State budget cuts just make the recession worse
It seems as if there’s no light at the end of the state’s gloomy fiscal tunnel.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 31, 2008

Expert: Expanding wind power could unhinge insects

Unintended Consequences
Last spring, a red tail hawk was hit and killed by Rhode Island's one functioning wind turbine at Portsmouth Abbey School. Brother Joseph Byron says the bird was the first animal fatality he has seen since the 241-foot-high structure started producing 660 kilowatts in March 2006.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  November 25, 2008
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Here comes the sun

It's All Right
It's All Right
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  November 14, 2008

Newport company touts grease as a gas competitor

Energy
While the return of gas prices to a more palatable level has stifled public discontent for now, it's hard to predict when the next oil shock may occur.
By CARROLL ANDREW MORSE  |  November 12, 2008

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