All posts tagged "wind power"

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    Scratch another complaint about wind off the list

    AWEA has been busy this past year knocking down pseudo reports about the supposed problems caused by wind energy projects. At last, some good news. A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that proximity to wind energy facilities "does not have a...

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    Wind energy and birds: No double standard

    Recently, the Wall Street Journal reprinted an opinion article titled "Windmills Are Killing Our Birds," by Robert Bryce. (It was the second anti-wind item from Mr. Bryce that has turned up in the Journal in the past few weeks—our response to the earlier one is here.) Briefly, Mr. Bryce’s most recent argument...

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    Maryland's Dan's Mountain project moves closer to approval

    Word comes from Baltimore today that the Maryland Public Service Commission acted to grant the Dan's Mountain WindForce project fast track status through the review process, if certain conditions are met. The project, in the far western part of the state in Allegany Country, would be the first major wind farm in...

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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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    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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    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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    Wind-wildlife group names first president

    The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI), a national organization committed to responsible wind development as well as wildlife protection, has chosen Kraig Butrum to serve as its first President. Mr. Butrum has 25 years' experience in nonprofit organizations, including the National Park Foundation and Conservation International. “The time is now for America...

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    Dutch study: Integrating large-scale wind works

    A new study by a Dutch researcher concludes that Dutch power stations can integrate large amounts of wind power as long as use is made of up-to-date, improved wind forecasts. The study, by a PHD candidate at TU Delft, also concluded that there is no need for storage facilities because new forecasting...

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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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