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    The wind doesn't blow all the time…for the umpteenth time

    Here's a quote from a blog on a website hosted by SNL interaactive, written by Bill Burson: Quote : The main problem is the wind doesn't blow all the time, and the backup generation necessary when the wind stops blowing can generate more pollution than what was saved originally. Public Service Co....

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    Wind industry coming to Washington to fight for jobs

    The U.S. wind industry is descending on Washington this week to make the case for jobs, jobs, and more jobs. John W. Grabner, Executive Director, Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Company, Inc., in Bedford Heights, Ohio, is growing a manufacturing business by fashioning bolts for wind turbines. He says if Congress passes a...

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    RES: Saves $, Creates Jobs … Duh

    OK, so we have been beating the drums for a while about a national Renewable Electricity Standard–talking about how it will save consumers money, create jobs, and help build a clean renewable energy industry in the U.S. Who cares? We're the wind industry, and wind is renewable, so obviously we think it's...

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    Another wind power mark falls in Texas

    Texas, which has far outdistanced other states in building wind farms and will likely widen its lead still further over the next few years, set a record Friday (March 5) for instantaneous wind generation, as detailed by Kate Galbraith in the New York Times Green Inc. blog. The record mark, 6,272 megawatts...

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    NY Times recites wind integration myths

    Haphazardly dropped into the middle of an interesting and otherwise technically accurate New York Times article about a new type of solar power plant are a couple of paragraphs of unsubstantiated nonsense on the topic of wind energy integration. The only source for the “information” in these paragraphs appears to have been...

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    More on the self-defeating Schumer Buy American effort

    The proposal by New York's Sen. Schumer and a handful of others to shut off the flow of Treasury grants to new wind projects illustrates the self-defeating nature of current Congressional policy towards jobs and manufacturing. As the Energy Department's spokesman said yesterday, “Other countries are not pressing the pause button on...

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    Touring National Wind Technology Center – Q's Laboratory

    Approaching the National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Wind Technology Center (NREL NWTC), tucked into the quiet foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO, I couldn’t help but imagine its Department of Energy researchers like the dogged, faceless scientists in James Bond movies, stashed in a hidden government compound toiling away at...

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    AWEA blasts Schumer effort to shut down wind grant program

    Here is a statement released today by AWEA CEO Denise Bode, in response to a proposal by Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and others to deny Recovery Act grants to projects containing less than 100% U.S. manufactured components: At a time when the construction unemployment rate is nearly 25% and the...

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