alternative energy http://kuow.org en 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