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    Oklahoma Gas & Electric uses wind to hold off on fossil fuel

    Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) told the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) that the utility planned to use wind power as part of a strategy to defer all new fossil-fired generation facilities until 2020. "OG&E will continue its expansion of wind energy with the development of 700 MW of new wind energy,” Jesse...

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    AWEA's Denise Bode to be honored by energy-environment group

    AWEA CEO Denise Bode will be named Woman of the Year 2009 tonight by the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE). The award will be presented at a sold-out gala at Washington's Mayflower Hotel. WCEE said it Is recognizing Ms. Bode “for her leadership and accomplishments in advocating for clean...

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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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