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Exxon CEO on renewable energy: ‘We choose not to lose money on purpose’

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Exxon Mobil Corp. is unlikely to adopt a climate change resolution initiative, the Houston Business Journal reports. CEO Rex Tillerson and shareholders collectively rejected environmental activists’ proposals for climate-conscious additions, including a global warming expert on the board of directors. Activists in the company’s home base of Irving ultimately hope the company shift their focus away from oil and gas ...

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Advocacy group: Wind turbine rules needed to protect birds

PORT AUSTIN, Mich. — The sky above a tabletop-flat expanse of eastern Michigan farmland near Lake Huron is a well-traveled pathway for migratory birds journeying between summer nesting areas in Canada’s boreal forests and wintering grounds to the south. Thanks to reliably brisk winds, the ground below is dotted with hundreds of electricity-generating turbines. Federal guidelines from the U.S. Fish ...

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Dixfield residents speak to pros, cons of wind development at public hearing

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DIXFIELD — More than 50 residents met Thursday evening at Dirigo High School to express their opinions on whether to approve a revised Wind Energy Facility Ordinance and repeal the prior ordinance. Patriot Renewables LLC of Quincy, Mass., approached Dixfield officials three years ago about constructing a 20-megawatt wind turbine project on the Col. Holman Mountain ridge. Residents approved a ...

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Tax credits for Nebraska wind energy stalled by filibuster

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LINCOLN, Neb. — An effort to attract more wind farms to Nebraska failed on Tuesday after senators derailed a bill that would have provided $75 million in production tax credits for renewable energy. Conservative senators mounted a filibuster to block the proposal, arguing that the state shouldn’t subsidize wind energy. The bill by Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha would have ...

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Xcel Energy agrees to buy N.D. wind farm project

Xcel Energy Inc. is buying another large wind farm. The nation’s most windpower-reliant utility said it will invest $300 million to purchase and complete a North Dakota wind farm under development by Edina-based Geronimo Energy. The deal, announced to investors and regulators on Thursday, salvages a project that might otherwise not be built because no wind energy company had stepped ...

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Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with the release of a federal environmental study. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday opened a 30-day period in which it will accept any protests against land-use changes for the TransWest Express project in the ...

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Xcel Energy salvages North Dakota wind project

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MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy continues to add wind power. The utility says it will spend $300 million to purchase and complete a wind farm in North Dakota under development by Geronimo Energy. The purchase salvages a project that might otherwise not have been finished because no wind energy company emerged to buy and operate it. Xcel planned to buy electricity ...

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