alternative energy http://kuow.org en U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan http://kuow.org/post/us-offshore-wind-energy-area-would-nearly-double-under-new-plan A large swath of the Atlantic Ocean could soon be used to generate electricity, as a U.S. agency proposes opening more than 1,000 square miles of ocean to wind energy projects. The area is off the coast of Massachusetts, which has been working on the proposal with federal officials.<p>The area under consideration is near the region where parcels for offshore wind farms were <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/02/207308203/sold-first-parcels-auctioned-for-future-offshore-wind-farms">auctioned off last year</a>, in what one U.S. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:18:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36595 at http://kuow.org U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan Harvesting Wind Power With Philip Warburg http://kuow.org/post/harvesting-wind-power-philip-warburg <p></p><p>Wind can be a very significant power provider in the United States, especially in the Midwest. Environmental lawyer and writer Philip Warburg talks about wind as a resource, including how it relates to the economy and climate change. He spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on December 4, 2012.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The talk was introduced by Denis Hayes, CEO of the </span>Bullitt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Foundation and coordinator of the first Earth Day.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 8271 at http://kuow.org Harvesting Wind Power With Philip Warburg Tidal Power Project In Puget Sound One Step Closer To Approval http://kuow.org/post/tidal-power-project-puget-sound-one-step-closer-approval <p></p><p>Snohomish County Public Utility District wants to put two turbines 150 feet below the waves near Whidbey Island. The <a href="http://earthfix.kuow.org/energy/article/harnessing-tides-in-the-northwest/" title="">pilot project</a> would generate enough power for about 20 homes annually. The <a href="http://www.eere.energy.gov/golden/ReadingRoom/NEPA/Draft/1949/FERC%20EA_DOE%20EA%201949.pdf" title="">new report</a> from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says that the project will not harm the environment. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:02:55 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 7320 at http://kuow.org Tidal Power Project In Puget Sound One Step Closer To Approval Idaho Power Uses Cloud Seeding To Enhance Winter Snowpack http://kuow.org/post/idaho-power-uses-cloud-seeding-enhance-winter-snowpack <p>Cloud seeding has been around for decades. It started out as a way to make rain for growing crops. But these days in the Mountain West, it’s used as a way to make more snow. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Aaron Kunz 5743 at http://kuow.org Idaho Power Uses Cloud Seeding To Enhance Winter Snowpack Not Easy To Find Room For Ocean Energy http://kuow.org/post/not-easy-find-room-ocean-energy <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2012/12/121212TB_WaveEnergy_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>GLENEDEN BEACH, Ore. - It goes without saying that the Pacific Ocean is vast. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:45:56 +0000 Tom Banse 5383 at http://kuow.org Not Easy To Find Room For Ocean Energy