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February 15 -- Today, nearly 20,000 Coloradans work in the clean energy sector and the equivalent of more than two large nuclear reactors' worth of renewable energy capacity is either online or in the queue. >>View Article

February 12 -- The real reason Germany dominates in solar (and wind) is their commitment to democratizing energy, and half of their renewable power is owned by ordinary Germans. >>View Article

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 18:25

Xcel: Wind Power Notches New Record in January

February 12 -- Colorado’s windy plains generated records for electricity production in January, Xcel Energy Inc. said Monday. About 1 a.m. on Jan. 16, Xcel’s Colorado system carried a record total of 1,960 megawatts of wind power for an hour, enough to support the demands of about 490,000 homes. >>View Article

February 11 -- A stripped-down wind-energy proposal backed by Maryland’s governor and gaining support in its legislature may be the first step in creating a network of offshore turbines and sub-sea cables spanning the U.S. Atlantic coast. >>View Article

Monday, 04 February 2013 18:34

The Top 10 Wind Energy States In 2012

February 4 -- We already knew it was a record-breaking year for the U.S. wind power industry in 2012, as fears that the production tax credit for wind would vanish drove installations at a frenzy pace toward the end of the year. Some 8,380 megawatts of the year's 13,124 megawatts of generating capacity went online in the fourth quarter, which means that nearly 15 percent of the total wind power capacity ever installed in the country happened in the last three months of 2012.  >>View Article

January 31 -- U.S. wind-energy developers added a record 13,124 megawatts of turbines last year, beating natural gas to become the largest new source of power generation for the first time. >>View Article

January 28 -- Ohio State University expects to save nearly $1 million on its energy bill this year with the help of more than 100 spinning wind turbines in northwestern Ohio.  >>View Article

Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:33

O'Malley's Offshore Wind Bill Gets Fast Start

January 23 -- A confident Gov. Martin O'Malley kicked off Tuesday his latest effort to promote offshore wind energy in Maryland. >>View Article

January 24 -- Wind power is a viable, clean source of energy and enough of it has been switched on in Oregon to have the equivalent climate impact of removing 550,000 cars from the road each year. >>View Article

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 16:11

PTC In Place, The US Wind Industry Looks Ahead

January 16 -- At the first industry gathering since Congress extended the PTC and changed the language to help the industry return to substantial growth by 2014, keynote speaker Dan Reicher and others talked about what might be ahead at the American Wind Energy Association’s Western Regional Summit. >>View Article

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