Wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal seem mostly benign -- in part because they are still a small part of the energy equation. But when green gets big, it can be controversial.
Renewable energy mandate from Massachusetts causes two utilities to make deals. One renewable energy deal might save ratepayers money. The Cape Wind project will cost them $1.2 billion.
The newly approved Cape Wind project in Massachusetts will be closely watched, by both supporters and detractors, as it goes forward. Many see it as a barometer for the future of offshore wind energy in the US.
The Interior Department has approved the Cape Wind project, clearing the way for the first offshore wind power in the US.
The windswept Great Lakes hold huge promise for wind power, experts say. But a plan for an offshore wind farm in Lake Michigan is raising local ire.
Technology has bested seas’ bounty, now fishermen adjust to a sea change.