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April 12, 2010

Another wind energy project: so close, yet so far away

Author: Brandon Middleton An apparent green light for an East Coast wind energy project: Constellation Energy has finalized its acquisition of a Garrett County wind project, closing a deal for the $140 million, 70-megawatt Criterion wind farm with California-based Clipper Windpower Inc. The project, now under construction, is scheduled to go online ...

January 06, 2010

Endangered Species Act, flawed federal court decision used to stop alternative energy project

Author: Brandon Middleton Recall that last month a federal court halted a West Virginia wind energy project based on threats the project posed to the endangered Indiana bat. The court's decision was issued despite the facts that an Indiana bat had never been seen on the project site and that the bat caves of concern ...