Tall, noisy wind turbines may not go over well in some urban areas. A Northwest company has developed residential-sized turbines to push renewable energy to cities. The portable turbines could also generate power during disasters.
Fallout from a recent natural gas boom has spread across the country. The Northwest is starting to see interest in gas drilling, too.
Communities could reap economic benefits, but some residents also worry about consequences, ranging from water and air pollution to new pipelines and gas-processing plants.
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