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US wind energy installations could now power 15 million homes

Nothing like the guillotine to focus one’s mind. Faced with the expiration of a crucial federal tax credit at the end of 2012, US wind energy developers rushed to put steel in the ground last year, installing a record 13,131 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generating capacity.<p>At peak output, …

Renewable Energy

Weber barbecues Holland

Obama budget hits smokers, wealthy

President Barack Obama presented a budget Wednesday that he called both a compromise and a final offer.<p>But there’s a lot in the $3.77 trillion proposal — including $583 billion in new revenue from the wealthy and $78 billion over 10 years from new cigarette taxes, not to mention an assumption that …

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.