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    WINDPOWER adds community wind session

    The WINDPOWER 2009 Conference & Exhibition, to be held in Chicago May 4-7, will devote two conference sessions to community wind, up from a single session at last year's conference and expo. Jeff Wright, president of Midwest Wind Finance (MWF), will chair both sessions. The sessions will be focused on opportunities for...

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    AWEA reaches out to rural electric co-ops

    AWEA traveled to Tech Advantage last weekend to plug into the concerns of the members of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). NRECA's conference and expo attracts several thousand representatives each year from these rural electric utilities — many located in the windiest part of the United States. AWEA’s Jeff Anthony,...

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    Invenergy finances another wind project

    Invenergy, LLC, continues to defy the harsh wind project financing climate. The wind developer’s most recent capital deal: the company just closed on a $30 million convertible note from Leaf Clean Energy Co., an investment firm focusing on North American clean energy opportunities. This marks the first foray into wind power for...

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    A giant step forward

    Yesterday in Denver, President Obama signed the economic stimulus legislation, which contains a number of critical incentives for wind energy. We in the wind industry are grateful to the administration and Congress for providing the incentives that will allow us to keep growing, despite the downturn in the economy. The benefits will...

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    Public opinion watch: New Kansas poll shows strong support for wind

    A poll conducted in early February for the Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy (GPACE) found that almost two-thirds of Kansas residents prefer that the state expand clean, renewable types of energy production like wind power and energy efficiency instead of building new coal-fired power plants. According to the poll, 64% of...

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    White paper details need for 'Green Power Superhighway'

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a white paper titled “Green Power Superhighways: Building a Path to America’s Clean Energy Future,” detailing current inadequacies of the U.S. electric transmission infrastructure and offering policy solutions to address them. The white paper notes that a...

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    Southeast will reach RES targets, report says

    Although the Southeastern U.S. has been portrayed as lagging badly in the race to bring renewables into play, that's simply not true, says a new report from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in Knoxville, Tenn. On the strength of its access to biomass, the report says, the Southeast will be able...

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    Rep. Ed Markey kicks off AWEA Lobby Day

    Rep. Edward Markey, the Massachusetts Democrat who now chairs a key Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, yesterday fired up more than 150 AWEA members who came to Washington to lobby Congress. “We have an enormous political opportunity now, and if we capture it, it can revolutionize our relationship with energy technology. The wind...

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