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July 17 -- The utility says three planned wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota are so competitively priced that they will save customers $180 million over the projects’ lives. >>View Article

July 15 -- Wind power development does not cause significant impacts to, and may in fact benefit, greater prairie chicken populations, according to the results of a seven-year study from a Kansas State University ecologist and his team. >>View Article

July 12 -- Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), the biggest U.S. provider of wind power, plans to boost its wind capacity by about 14 percent to reduce fuel costs.  Xcel’s Southwestern Public Service unit is asking regulators for permission to buy power from almost 700 megawatts of wind farms in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, the Minneapolis-based company said yesterday in a statement on its website. >>View Article

July 3 -- Rolf Westgard’s July 1 letter doesn’t give American wind power the credit it deserves in terms of its impressive growth and record of cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. >>View Article

June 14 -- Wind power is getting to be a less expensive proposition for many Oklahoma electrical users. Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. has slashed the price of its Wind Power program, which allows customers to get 25 percent, 50 percent or 100 percent of their electricity from wind. >>View Article

June 12 -- The Nebraska Legislature has taken a momentous step forward this session to tap into one of our state’s greatest natural resources — wind energy.  My priority bill, LB 104, will add renewable energy projects, including wind energy projects, to the Nebraska Advantage Act. This legislation will allow our state to take advantage of this untapped potential and realize the significant economic activity that follows investments in renewable energy sources, especially for rural communities. >>View Article

June 12 -- Vacationers taking the SS Badger across Lake Michigan this summer will be accompanied by oversize trailers carrying massive pieces of steel. The ship is carrying wind towers produced in Wisconsin and headed to wind farms under construction in Michigan. >>View Article

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:10

US opens first bid for offshore wind energy

June 5 -- The race to harness the power of North Atlantic winds is on. On Tuesday the Interior Department unveiled plans for the nation's first auction of offshore wind leases. It's more good news for the US wind industry, which installed a record amount of capacity in 2012, and received a one-year extension on the federal tax credits driving much of the industry's growth. >>View Article

June 3 -- Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley says North Dakota has about 1,600 megawatts of power generated from wind turbines. Wrigley says amount of wind power has spiked with the addition of new turbines that have been placed in south central North Dakota by Allete (ah-LEET') Inc. >>View Article

May 31 -- Xcel Energy Inc. is looking to add about 550 megawatts of wind power to its system in Colorado by 2016, which would boost its wind power by about 25 percent to more than 2,700 megawatts. >>View Article

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