Maine wind farm could be latest ‘not in my backyard’ casualty

Another day, another batch of complaints about wind power turbines. This time, residents of the small island of Vinalhaven, Maine, are arguing that the owners of three wind turbines violated state noise ordinances and are creating a lot of noise pollution.

Google drops another $55M on Calif. wind farm

Google has invested $55 million in a wind energy farm in southern California that will generate up to 1,550 megawatts of power — bringing the search giant’s total investments in clean energy up to $400 million.

U.S. wind power deployment stalls after 3 years of buildup

Wind power deployment fell sharply in the United States after ramping up quickly for three straight years. The change puts the U.S. behind China in terms of total wind power sources deployed, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Week in review: Why Google needs DRM

Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:

First Wind yanks IPO

Wind farm developer First Wind has shelved its plans for an initial public offering (IPO) after cutting its offering price by nearly 25 percent.