Tom Gray

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    Georgia Mt. Community Wind produces 1 million kWh in single week

    The Georgia Mountain Community Wind farm (GMCW) in Milton, Vt., on which construction was completed December 31,...

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    California ISO reports new wind generation record: 4,196 MW

    Wind power set a new generation record on the California Independent System Operator Corp. (CA-ISO) system Friday, but the mark lasted only two days before being eclipsed Sunday, CA-ISO said in a news release. Sunday's record was set when turbines on the system topped out at 4,196 megawatts (MW) at 6:44 p.m....

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    Fact check: Tang Energy's Jenevein off target with swipes at wind power

    Continuing its unending stream of columns bashing wind power, yesterday's Wall Street Journal opinion page included an article by Patrick Jenevein of Tang Energy, criticizing wind power and the federal tax credit that has been its primary incentive. Mr. Jenevein's column omits some key facts: Wind power is already making revolutionary contributions...

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    USDA program announces funding for renewables, efficiency

    The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a notice of funding availability (NOFA) for grants and loan guarantees for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The notice appeared on page 19183 of the Federal Register for March 29.  The application deadline for a...

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    Fact check: Sen. Alexander's claims about wind energy unfounded

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) was featured recently in a USATODAY article about his (perennial) opposition to wind energy. Sen. Alexander has persisted in seeking to undermine the wind industry in Congress for a number of years, even though during that time, the Southeastern U.S. has become a center of manufacturing for...

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    Xcel Energy achieves wind energy milestone

    At 8 p.m. on February 17, Xcel Energy's subsidiary utility Northern States Power achieved a milestone when a record 1,713 megawatt-hours of electricity were generated by locally sourced, emission-free wind power, amounting to nearly 33 percent of the company’s Upper Midwest customer electricity needs. “From our first purchase of wind energy in...

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    Opinion: Vermont wind power bill defies public's strong support

    This article by Emerson Lynn is reprinted from Green Energy Times with the permission of the author. When two out of every three Vermonters express support for something, that’s considered overwhelming support. Politically, it’s bulletproof. That was the message delivered by a Castleton State College poll in which 66 percent of Vermonters...

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    Science: Anti-wind groups appear to spread illnesses they complain of

    For many years, an unfounded assertion about wind power has thwarted the best of debunking efforts. That is the claim that wind turbine sound–in particular "infrasound," which normally cannot be heard, but which can come from turbines as well as many other sources in the natural and human environment–has some mysterious characteristic...

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    Ontario resident’s personal testimony: ‘Anti-wind groups make me sick’

    From the blogs this past weekend comes a thoughtful piece from Meredith, an Ontario resident and wind industry employee, titled Anti-wind groups make me sick. Meredith, an unabashed enthusiast of utility-scale wind power, covers most of the bases in her article, including the suspicion–expressed in the title–that her view of the technology...

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    Fact check: About those 'abandoned' turbines …

    The following article is cross-posted from the Barnard on Wind blog with permission of the author, Mike Barnard. Anti-wind lobbyists claim more than 1 in 20 wind turbines permanently inactive; they're wrong, as usual. There’s an anti-wind energy myth floating around that refuses to die. The most recent sighting was in the...

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