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    Notes from AWEA's Project Siting Workshop

    SEATTLE–Neither national economic woes nor Seattle's legendary moisture dampened turnout at this year's AWEA Project Siting Workshop–more than 380 are attending, slightly higher than last year's turnout. The traffic at the exhibit booths is reported to be heavy and very engaged, and the networking during coffee breaks has been noisy and intense....

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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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    Bode joins national leaders at Clean Energy Summit

    “I have good news for you – 8,300 megawatts of wind energy were installed in the U.S. last year, and 70 new manufacturing facilities were opened, expanded or announced in the past two years – bringing many thousands of jobs to the U.S. economy,” said AWEA CEO Denise Bode at the National...

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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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