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    The Nebraska wind story keeps getting better

    Everyone knows how hard it is to get pro-wind federal legislation (like a renewable electricity standard) passed when other issues—like health care, financial regulatory reform, and immigration—are on the agenda. Fortunately, some things are getting done in the states. (Yay federalism.) Take Nebraska as an example. Nebraska has great wind resources, but...

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    AWEA report captures a growing industry in need of targets

    There are both upbeat statistics and cautionary numbers in AWEA’s 2009 market report, which was issued today. The positive news is that U.S. wind energy continues to grow. The industry installed a record amount of wind capacity in 2009, saw new companies entering the market, while 10 new manufacturing plants came online,...

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    House Committee to focus on green jobs incentives

    The House Ways and Committee plans a hearing April 14 to look into the benefits gained from last year’s Recovery Act incentives and consider possible new incentives. In announcing the hearing, Committee Chairman Sander Levin said, “Investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy has major potential to create new jobs and help...

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    Efficiency, Wind Key Drivers of Oregon’s Energy Future

      Oregonian reporter Scott Learn, right, moderates a City Club of Portland forum on renewable power. Panelists included, left to right, Rachel Shimshak, executive director, Renewable Northwest Project; Angus Duncan, president and founder of Bonneville Environmental Foundation; and Bob Jenks, executive director, Citizens Utility Board of Oregon. Guest Blog by John Audley...

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    Oil company funding anti-global warming effort? Shocking!

    This falls into the category of, “we knew that but it's nice to have more evidence.” The left-wing environmental group Greenpeace has published a report showing that Koch Industries, a little-known U.S. energy conglomerate, has been funding research and lobbying by other interest groups opposed to climate change legislation. Greenpeace says, “From...

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    President Obama turns back to energy; can RES be next?

    With the health care ship finally set sail, the Obama Administration today returned to energy policy, perhaps hoping to begin setting the stage for action in Congress later this year on an energy bill that includes climate change provisions as well as a renewable energy standard (RES). Obama delivered an energy speech...

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    Groundbreaking for tower manufacturing plant in Michigan

    Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was joined by U.S. Rep. John Dingell and a host of local, state, and federal officials at the groundbreaking ceremony today for a new manufacturing facility that will construct wind turbine towers in Monroe, MI. “Clean energy is one of the economic sectors we've targeted in our ongoing...

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    Turbine Order to Bring Colo. Factories Online

    Guest blog by AWEA Communications Editor Carl Levesque A just-announced 81-turbine order for utility We Energies’ Glacier Hills wind farm in Wisconsin will help bring new Vestas manufacturing facilities online in Colorado, the turbine manufacturer said this week. The 1.8-MW turbines will be delivered in early 2011, with commissioning for the 145-MW...

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