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    Wind and jobs continue growing in Midwest

    What's a wind industry “supply chain?” To find out, you'll have to go to Appleton Wisconsin March 31. And say hello to Gov. Jim Doyle while you are there. Manufacturing related to the wind industry–that's the supply chain–has become a bright spot in the middle of the recession-darkened economy. Over 8,000 components...

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    Report from renewable energy conference in Las Vegas

    As many as 4000 attendees yesterday packed the keynote session at the sixth annual "Renewable Energy World" conference & expo in Las Vegas, the largest all-renewables trade show in the U.S. They heard from AWEA CEO Denise Bode, as well as the heads of the trade associations representing solar, hydroelectric, renewable fuels,...

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    New transmission legislation offered

    The legislative docket is getting filled out. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has introduced his own transmission legislation. It becomes the second major transmission vehicle in the Senate; last week, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) introduced his own bill. The Bingaman and Reid bills...

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    Small wind catching the spotlight

    Now that small wind is catching up in economic incentives from the federal government, it is become more popular, and more visible. Watch this CNN story that includes a shot of AWEA's Ron Stimmel, who directs the association's small wind program.  

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    Senate Leader Reid introduces transmission legislation

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) today introduced legislation that would facilitate the approval, siting and financing of the green power superhighway. It is the first step in what will be a complicated legislative journey. Congress is also set to consider legislation establishing a national renewable electricity standard (RES) and also may...

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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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