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Rob Van Vleet secures a wind turbine blade onto an oversize truck at the Kimball Wind Farm in southwest Nebraska. Christina Stella/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Unfurling The Waste Problem Caused By Wind Energy

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In Somerset County, Pa., coal was once the economic backbone. But as technology advanced, mines around the country began laying off workers, replacing them with machinery. Laura Roman/NPR hide caption

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Living In Coal Country: Somerset County Residents On The Declining Economy

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Part of one of the world's biggest renewable energy systems, wind turbines dot the landscape on the edge of Sweetwater, Texas, along with a pump jack pulling up oil. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

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The first foundation jacket installed by Deepwater Wind in the nation's first offshore wind farm construction project is seen next to a construction crane on Monday, on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Block Island, R.I. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm

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