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U.S. builds first offshore wind farm

In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology…

On his 120-acre farm in Minnesota, Richard Peterson harvests crops of corn, soybeans and, since 2005, wind. His turbine is just one of 67, all housed on adjoining farmland, that make up a wind farm capable of generating 100 megawatts…

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