Chris Madison

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    Notes from the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference

    The underlying theme at the Good Jobs Green Jobs conference in Washington this week was, “Wind works.” But workers once again risk being the victims of broken policy. The fact is an unstable renewables policy led to an 80 percent drop in the industry’s startups three times in the last decade, in...

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    Cape Wind gets the green light from Secretary Salazar

    The decision by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve the 130-turbine Cape Wind project represents a huge boost to the U.S. wind industry, not just the offshore component. AWEA CEO Denise Bode noted, “Such forward-thinking decisions are necessary for the U.S. to realize the many environmental and economic benefits of offshore wind....

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    Myths about myths: The Washington Post doesn't get it

     This past weekend the Washington Post Outlook section published a piece of anti-renewable energy propaganda penned by a fossil fuel advocate. The piece purported to be just another in Outlook's 5 Myths series, designed to debunk conventional wisdom, but it appeared more to be an advertisement for Big Energy that got lost...

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    Blade road trip to highlight wind energy policy, jobs

    Over the next 28 days a 131-foot long wind turbine blade designed for GE’s 1.5 megawatt wind turbine will be making its way from South Dakota to Dallas, Texas — a total distance of 2,436 miles across 9 states. The road trip began yesterday in Aberdeen, South Dakota, at the Molded Fiber...

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    Potential winners and losers wait for Cape Wind envelope

    We realize that the decade-long Cape Wind saga will not be over until the turbines start to turn or the sponsors walk away from the project. This week may, however, begin a new chapter in the epic, as Interior Secretary Salazar is expected to announce his decision. A “yes” will be a...

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    EWEA study: Wind energy cuts carbon emissions, electricity prices

    A new independent study conducted for the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) found that wind energy reduces carbon emissions and electricity prices. The independent study used data collected in Germany, Denmark and Belgium. “It has already been well-established that wind reduces CO2 emissions,” said Christian Kjaer, EWEA’s Chief Executive. “But now we...

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    Poll: strong support for wind energy, renewable standard

    Voters overwhelmingly support increasing the use of wind power in the U.S. and adopting a strong Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), according to a national poll released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “The poll's bottom line is clear: An overwhelming majority of American voters, on a bipartisan basis, want more...

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    Real solutions are available for solving wind-radar conflict

    Here is a fact: wind farms and radar can co-exist. AWEA has compiled a document that describes the current state of play on wind and radar conflicts, and also suggests ways that those disputes can be resolved. The fact sheet notes, “The growth necessary to achieve 20% or more of our nation’s...

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    Countering the concern over wind and radar with facts

    In recent months there has been increasing concern about large wind projects being put on hold because of objections from the Defense Department. Wind turbines after all, can interfere with the operation of some radar systems. The latest objections have been voiced concerning projects in the Columbia Gorge area of Oregon, a...

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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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