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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:14

Tailwinds Still Blowing For Americas Wind Power

October 31 --  As the U.S. looks to another record year for wind power installations, one large North American developer says that the market will continue to grow, but the U.S. could play less of a role. >>View Article 

October 31 -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Oct. 26 approved the sale of a Kansas wind power project to affiliates of NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE). >>View Article 

October 25 -- Wind power posted the greatest gain in domestic energy consumption in 2011 as overall energy use dropped, according to an analysis by the Energy Department's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). >>View Article 

October 24 -- Venture capital investment in wind energy more than tripled during the third quarter while the acquisitions fell, according to Mercom Capital Group LLC. >>View Article

October 18 -- Adam Sieminski, head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, said falling costs for wind power will make the alternate energy competitive with natural gas and coal, spurring expansion in the next two decades. Sieminski, whose office is independent and doesn’t set policies, said extending a tax credit for wind power, set to expire in December, would help increase use of the power. Even if that tax provision expires as scheduled, wind generation will grow, he said. View Article >>

Thursday, 11 October 2012 16:55

Wind Power Helps to Lower Electricity Prices

October 11 -- Here’s something that shouldn’t surprise anyone: A company that benefits from high power prices is lobbying for policies that would raise power prices for consumers. What should surprise everyone, however, is the sheer audacity of their effort: using a deeply flawed study to argue that tax incentives for wind power are “distortionary” while arguing for the exact same incentives for their preferred technologies. >>View Article

October 9 -- In what is expected to be one of the single largest purchases of renewable energy by any university in the country, The Ohio State University has announced it will buy 50 megawatts of wind energy capacity from the Blue Creek Wind Farm in Van Wert and Paulding counties in Ohio. The purchase of clean, renewable wind energy capacity equates to approximately 25 percent of the entire Columbus campus electricity load. The school has signed a letter of intent with Iberdrola Renewables to buy the power. >>View Article

Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:39

South Carolina's Future Is Blowing In The Wind

October 3 -- With apologies to Bob Dylan, a big part of our state’s energy and economic future is literally blowing in the wind. The question is, will we harness this wind to blow us toward a better future, or will our political leadership just blow this opportunity. >>View Article

September 26 -- This past weekend marked the opening of the largest wind farm in the U.S. -- a site that will power 235,000 homes. >>View Article

September 26 -- Google said Wednesday that it has signed a first-of-its-kind deal with an Oklahoma utility to buy 48 megawatts of wind energy to help power its data center in that state. >>View Article

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