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    Wind Should Get Fair Shake in Wyoming

     In state after state, we’ve seen that having support from key leaders, such as governors, is critical to the development of a thriving wind energy industry, from manufacturing to distribution to wind farm installations that will create jobs and generate tax revenues. So it’s natural that Wyoming wind developers – who want...

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    Ads featuring wind send a powerful message

     If you were watching the NFL playoffs this weekend, you might have seen this ad for Duracell batteries. The brilliant 30-second spot demonstrates the ability of wind turbines to help deliver a powerful, positive message, even when the subject is only tangentially related to wind. It is batteries that are being advertised,...

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    Good news: the economic recovery bill keeps on giving

    It is common practice for the government to release bad news on a Friday, hoping that no one will notice. But today the Obama Administration announced good news: the award of $2.3 billion worth of tax credits for renewable energy manufacturers, including $350 million in awards that will be used to help...

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    News flash: Secretary Salazar to stay at Interior

    The word from Denver is that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has decided not to run for governor of Colorado. This is good news for wind energy advocates, as Salazar has been a major force in the Obama Administration's pro-wind policies. Just this week, for example, he set a deadline for deciding on...

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    China Announces Law to Push Renewables

    China's effort to get serious about renewable energy (and particularly wind) moved to a new level during the holidays, with the announcement of a new law that, according to the Wall Street Journal, “will force powerful state-owned electric grid companies, responsible for distributing electricity from power plants, to buy all the electricity...

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    Renewable energy sources gain inexorably in U.S.

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), renewable energy sources provided just over 10 percent of both U.S. energy (10.51%) and electricity (10.21%) during the first nine months of 2009. That's the word from the Sun Day Campaign, a Takoma Park, MD-based nonprofit that tracks the EIA quarterly reports and extracts...

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    Brevity is the soul of wit for Cape Wind project

    The contrast could not have been more pronounced. First, in response to an issue raised by two Massachusetts Native American tribes, the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, part of the National Park Service, issued a seven-page statement explaining why all of Nantucket Sound was eligible to be included on...

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    Dust off record books–Spain, Portugal hit new wind highs

    2009 closed with a figurative bang in the wind integration field, with Spain setting a new national record December 30–54% of instantaneous electricity supply. Spain's latest achievement (it had reached 53% during November) underlined the fact that the Iberian peninsula has become a global leader in wind power's use. At a workshop...

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