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    Join the Virtual March on Washington

    The T. Boone Pickens “army” of more than 1 million plans to conduct a virtual march on Washington April 1-3 to press Congress to act on energy legislation this year. AWEA is a partner with the Pickens Plan organization on the march. During the three days, the Pickens group will focus its...

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    Wind power creates American jobs

    This is starting out to be a tough year for the U.S. economy. But there is some good news out there. The Sacramento Bee has a story which describes how wind energy is bringing good jobs to northern California. And the Los Angeles Times has one about the wind power industy's need...

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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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    AWEA's Denise Bode talks renewables on CNN

    AWEA CEO Denise Bode will appear on CNN today, Saturday, at 4PM ET. She will be part of a panel discussing various aspects of President Obama's agenda. The CNN interview tops off a busy media week for AWEA, starting Monday with a high-level energy and transmission summit convened by Senate Majority Leader...

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    (Say) It ain't so, Joe

    At a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing yesterday on a proposed national renewable electricity standard (RES), Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) turned the tables on the pro-renewable crowd by arguing that wind energy contributes to global warming, rather than reducing it. Barton cited a Carnegie Mellon University study that concluded that massing...

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    More notes from AWEA’s Siting Workshop: Day 2

    SEATTLE–Wind is on the radar screen these days, and not necessarily in a good sense. The opening segment today at AWEA’s Project Siting Workshop here centered on the fact that on radar screens, wind farms masquerade as thunderstorms. This is disconcerting not only to weather forecasters, but also to those who depend...

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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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