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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:34

Wind Energy A Significant Economic Driver In CO

October 9 -- With 4,000 people employed in 19 facilities plus more than $4 billion of capital investment in the state, the wind-energy industry is a significant economic driver in Colorado. At an event Tuesday in Denver, industry and community leaders discussed the growth potential and benefits associated with future investments. >>View Article

October 8 - Leading wind turbine blade manufacturer, LM Wind Power, ramps up capacity in its U.S. manufacturing base, adding more than 850 jobs to support increased volumes from major customers. LM Wind Power, the world’s leading supplier of blades for wind turbines, today announced that it has doubled its U.S. workforce in less than six months from 350 in April to a little more than 700 in August. >>View Article

Monday, 07 October 2013 15:58

Exporting Maine's Wind Energy

October 7 -- Southern New England utilities must find renewable energy sources, and many are signing contracts with major wind projects in Maine. Maine’s wind power industry is poised to see its biggest period of growth since the state’s first major project was built six years ago, a surge brought on by unprecedented demand for renewable energy in southern New England and by evolving technology that has lowered the cost of producing electricity. >>View Article

Monday, 07 October 2013 15:34

Winds Of Change Blow Across Ohio

October 7 -- Two years ago, 152 massive windmills at the Blue Creek Wind Farm started spinning, adding $5 million a year into our regional economy through landowner lease payments and local property taxes. The wind farm instantly solidified the agricultural and wind energy partnership in Van Wert County, allowing our farmers to harvest a new crop of electricity from the wind that seems to blow over their fields nearly endlessly. >>View Article

October 1 -- The Hill recently carried on its blog an attack on wind power by Christine Harbin of Americans for Prosperity, a group which is funded by competing energy industries and which, not surprisingly, strongly supports them instead.  If there is a sense of déjà vu from reading Harbin’s column, which calls for ending the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), it’s because her claims are the same misinformed chatter about wind power and the tax credit that we’ve had to get used to in recent years from other special-interest groups.  >>View Article

Monday, 30 September 2013 15:14

Google Nearly Doubles Wind Energy Portfolio

September 30 -- For the past few years, Google has been at the forefront of some of the largest projects between the renewable energy industry and the private sector. Collectively, the company has committed over $1 billion to renewable energy projects since 2010. But efforts to mitigate its carbon footprint started years before. In 2007, for example, Google installed thousands of solar panels on the rooftop of its Mountain View, California corporate headquarters. The panels greatly contribute to the power at the facility, offering 1.9 megawatts of solar capacity at any given time. On their Google Green webpage, the company touts that it has covered over a third of its operations’ electrical draw through renewable energy resources. >>View Article

Monday, 30 September 2013 14:58

A Reasonable Model For Clean Energy Leadership

September 30 -- In a week full of crazy Republican extremism, a common-sense moderate feels like a breath of fresh air. One of those welcome breezes is blowing out of Michigan, where Governor Snyder has made it clear that threats of a Tea Party primary challenge won't distract him from doing what is best for his state. >>View Article

September 26 -- Wind power is no longer an insignificant energy source in the United States. Turbines across the country provided 4 percent of the nation's electricity last year — enough to power half of Mexico. >>View Article

September 25 -- Coal-fired power plants and wind farms can find happiness together in the West — that is the finding of a new National Renewable Energy Laboratory study. The impact that renewables have on coal and natural-gas base-load generation has been one of the concerns about adding more renewable generation to the power grid. Some studies have indicated that ramping up and down fossil-fuel plants to accommodate wind and solar ends up creating expense and pollution. The NREL study, however, concluded that with the offsets in operation and fuel savings from renewable energy, the benefits outweigh the costs. >>View Article

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 14:38

Choose Wind Power For Western Pennsylvania

September 24 -- Over the past 30 years, Pittsburgh has been creating a healthier city. Pittsburgh has worked hard to clean up its air. Unfortunately, the people of Pittsburgh still must breathe too much air pollution, pollution that threatens their health and even risks their lives. The American Lung Association published in April our latest "State of the Air" report with local grades on air quality. "State of the Air 2013" showed that the Pittsburgh region ranked eighth in the nation in year-round particle pollution and 24th for ozone, from data gathered between 2009 and 2011. >>View Article

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