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    The latest state wind resource numbers

    What are we waiting for? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released new assessments of state wind resources, and the good news is we have more wind potential than we thought. The bad news is we are not doing everything we can to take advantage of it. Onshore U.S. wind resources...

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    At siting workshop, information is the coin of the realm

    What do you get when you put a handful of government officials on a workshop panel? Lots of information. At AWEA’s Project Siting Workshop held this week here in Denver, more than 350 attendees learned, for example, about the Air Force’s willingness to work with the industry to resolve conflicts over the...

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    Wind tax issue vexing developers in Wyoming

    Wyoming has great wind, vast open spaces and a healthy appetite for farm income and non-farm jobs. Sounds perfect for new wind power facilities. But while other states are devising incentives to attract wind power projects, Wyoming’s political leaders are throwing obstacles in the path of beneficial wind development in the state....

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    Spanish firm to build wind manufacturing plant in Wisconsin

    Ingeteam, a Spanish firm, announced it will build a wind turbine generator manufacturing facility near Milwaukee, creating 270 jobs. The announcement came just days after reports that Energy Composites is moving forward with a turbine blade manufacturing plant in Wisconsin Rapids that would employ 600 workers. Under Gov. Jim Doyle, Wisconsin had...

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    More wind jobs in Wisconsin through Recovery Act

    While anti-wind types charge that the Recovery Act is being used to send jobs overseas, Wisconsin is using Recovery Act funds to help finance a new wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in the state. According to news reports, the Energy Composites Corp. (ECC) is using Recovery Act funds as part of the...

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    It's a snow job on wind from ABC News

    Last night, while the world was busy with real news, ABC News presented a fictional account of how the Obama Administration's Recovery Act was being used to ship jobs overseas. Apparently no one at ABC or American University, which sponsored the bogus reporting directly to ABC, understands the way the global economy...

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    Cape Wind gets Washington Post support

    The Cape Wind drama continues; no surprise there. This week Interior Secretary Ken Salazar took a tour of the site of the 420-MW offshore wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound. At the same time, the Interior Department's Inspector General reported that some federal agencies felt they were being rushed to meet Salazar's...

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    Wildlife Advisory Committee gets closer to the finish line

     What would happen if the wind industry, the regulators, and the conservationists got together to see if they could agree on guidelines for siting wind farms in a way that avoids or minimizes the impact on wildlife? We may be about to find out. Since 2007, a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee,...

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