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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

Salazar Approves Massive Wyoming Wind Farm Project

October 10 -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes. >>View Article

Green Business On The Rise In New Mexico

October 10 -- New Mexico is taking advantage of its natural resources by using solar panels and increasing use of wind power, and that is just the beginning to what some think is a bright future for green jobs un New Mexico. >>View Article 

25 Percent Of Ohio State University's Power To Come From Wind Farm

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

Jobs Blow Away As Congress Fails To Act On Wind Energy

October 9 -- Leeco Steel LLC’s fortunes rose even during the Great Recession thanks to a single customer: the burgeoning U.S. wind-energy industry.  Leeco had 50 employees when it started selling 7 ton steel plates to wind-tower makers in 2004. It now has 125, and wind accounts for about 40 percent of the Lisle, Illinois-based company’s business. >>View Article

Connecticut Considering An Increase To Its Renewable Portfolio Standard

October 9 -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-Conn., has unveiled a draft comprehensive energy strategy for Connecticut that is intended to create jobs, lower energy costs and provide improved environmental protection.  Although the plan focuses heavily on increasing natural-gas usage, it also calls for expanding energy-efficiency programs and the use of renewable energy. The government will re-examine the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) - which currently calls for 20% renewable energy by 2020 - with an eye toward increasing both the RPS and the mix of renewable energy options. >>View Article

Taxpayers Could Save on Wind and Solar

October 5 -- When something really good is advertised at half price, my first thought is "this is too good to be true." After doing the research, if I find the deal is really all it's cracked up to be, I spread the word to as many people as I can, so they can save too. That's why, when my research team discovered how much taxpayers stand to save through small changes to federal wind and solar policies, we quadruple-checked our numbers, asked other experts if what we were seeing was correct, and then made a commitment to let as many people know as possible. >>View Article

Georgia Could More Than Triple Solar Power Capacity

October 5 -- The state of Georgia currently has about 61 MW of solar power. Over the next three years, its solar power capacity could be expanded to 210 MW. Georgia Power filed with the Public Utilities Commission for approval of what might be the largest solar project in the state. However, it was said to not be enough by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). >>View Article 



Military Leads In Clean Energy Deployment

October 5 -- From Air Force jets that run on biofuels to front-line Army bases that are powered by the sun, the military doesn't mess around with politics when it comes to clean energy – it’s about saving lives and protecting the national interests of the United States. >>View Article

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