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PBS NewsHour Video: 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 out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.

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“Why going green is growing on U.S. farmers” – Nebraskans on PBS NewsHour

Greg BrummondHARI SREENIVASAN: Even with advances in technology, farmers are continuing to look for ways to cut energy costs. Fuel and electricity are the main big-ticket items, but there are others.

From Harvest Public Media in Nebraska, Grant Gerlock looks at some of the many ways farmers are trying to keep fossil fuel usage down in the cornfield.

Watch the broadcast here.

Photo: Greg Brummond in Craig, Nebraska now powers half his corn and soybean farm with solar energy.  Credit: Brian Seifferlein, Harvest Public Media