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    New transmission legislation offered

    The legislative docket is getting filled out. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has introduced his own transmission legislation. It becomes the second major transmission vehicle in the Senate; last week, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced his own bill. The Bingaman and Reid bills...

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    Small wind catching the spotlight

    Now that small wind is catching up in economic incentives from the federal government, it is become more popular, and more visible. Watch this CNN story that includes a shot of AWEA's Ron Stimmel, who directs the association's small wind program.  

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    Senate Leader Reid introduces transmission legislation

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today introduced legislation that would facilitate the approval, siting and financing of the green power superhighway. It is the first step in what will be a complicated legislative journey. Congress is also set to consider legislation establishing a national renewable electricity standard (RES) and also may...

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    Oklahoma Gas & Electric uses wind to hold off on fossil fuel

    Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) told the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) that the utility planned to use wind power as part of a strategy to defer all new fossil-fired generation facilities until 2020. "OG&E will continue its expansion of wind energy with the development of 700 MW of new wind energy,” Jesse...

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    AWEA's Denise Bode to be honored by energy-environment group

    AWEA CEO Denise Bode will be named Woman of the Year 2009 tonight by the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE). The award will be presented at a sold-out gala at Washington's Mayflower Hotel. WCEE said it Is recognizing Ms. Bode “for her leadership and accomplishments in advocating for clean...

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    Join the Virtual March on Washington

    The T. Boone Pickens “army” of more than 1 million plans to conduct a virtual march on Washington April 1-3 to press Congress to act on energy legislation this year. AWEA is a partner with the Pickens Plan organization on the march. During the three days, the Pickens group will focus its...

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    Wind power creates American jobs

    This is starting out to be a tough year for the U.S. economy. But there is some good news out there. The Sacramento Bee has a story which describes how wind energy is bringing good jobs to northern California. And the Los Angeles Times has one about the wind power industy's need...

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    NERC's Sergel: Transmission needed for reliable integration of renewables

    It’s snowing—and windy—in Washington today, and I am at an all-day hearing on “renewable integration” at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is dry stuff—only it’s not. “Integrating” wind and other renewables into the grid is the key to building a new energy future in the United States, and making it happen...

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