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Real Energy, Real Jobs

The employment gains from wind power are described in an article that ran this past Thursday on CSRwire, a blog hosted by The Corporate Social Responsibility Network. 

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Wind in the Flint Hills

An adapted excerpt from Harvest the Wind ran in today's Huffington Post.  It profiles Pete Ferrell, a rancher in the Flint Hills of Kansas who found himself facing bitter opposition when he allowed wind turbines on his land.

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Tilting for Windmills

An environmental lawyer goes on a cross-country quest seeking the substance behind the symbols heralding America's clean energy future. 

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Wind beyond New England

The Cape Cod Times seems relieved that Harvest the Wind looks largely beyond the contentious Cape Wind debate, to parts of the country where wind farms are thriving.

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Earth Day 2012 Q&A

On Earth Day 2012, my publisher Beacon Press asked me to to answer the question: "What is today's most pressing environmental issue?"  "How long?" I asked.  "One to two paragraphs," I was told.

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Creating a New Taxi

On April 2, the New York Times published my letter to the editor lamenting New York City's narrow focus in selecting the "Checker" of the future.

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Welcome to my Harvest the Wind Blog!

As my daughters (age 20 and 17) would tell you, I am a social media Luddite.  I've shunned Facebook, I only started Tweeting a few days ago, and I still don't have a smart phone. But the dynamic nature of my book topic, wind power, has convinced me to break with tradition.

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