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    Public opinion watch: New Kansas poll shows strong support for wind

    A poll conducted in early February for the Great Plains Alliance for Clean Energy (GPACE) found that almost two-thirds of Kansas residents prefer that the state expand clean, renewable types of energy production like wind power and energy efficiency instead of building new coal-fired power plants. According to the poll, 64% of...

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    White paper details need for 'Green Power Superhighway'

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released a white paper titled “Green Power Superhighways: Building a Path to America’s Clean Energy Future,” detailing current inadequacies of the U.S. electric transmission infrastructure and offering policy solutions to address them. The white paper notes that a...

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    Southeast will reach RES targets, report says

    Although the Southeastern U.S. has been portrayed as lagging badly in the race to bring renewables into play, that's simply not true, says a new report from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in Knoxville, Tenn. On the strength of its access to biomass, the report says, the Southeast will be able...

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    Rep. Ed Markey kicks off AWEA Lobby Day

    Rep. Edward Markey, the Massachusetts Democrat who now chairs a key Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, yesterday fired up more than 150 AWEA members who came to Washington to lobby Congress. “We have an enormous political opportunity now, and if we capture it, it can revolutionize our relationship with energy technology. The wind...

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    AWEA praises agreement on stimulus package

    The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today praised the agreement reached by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on economic recovery legislation, which includes several provisions intended to spur development of wind and other renewable energy industries in the current adverse economic and financial climate. “The renewable energy provisions in the...

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    Furman testifies on Renewable Electricity Standard

    Don Furman, a senior vice president of Iberdrola Renewables and President-Elect of AWEA’s Board of Directors, testified before the Senate Energy Committee yesterday on legislation that would establish a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), also referred to as the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES). The committee is chaired by Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), a...

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    AWEA letter to House and Senate conference leaders

    AWEA CEO Denise Bode has sent a letter to House and Senate leaders, urging that certain provisions be included in the final version of the legislation. Here is the key point: “If the correct provisions are included in the final bill, wind power and other renewable energy sources will continue to grow...

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    Welcome to AWEA’s new blog, Into the Wind. In these exciting times for the wind industry, the blog will be another way to keep up—in real time—with fast-moving developments in the industry, in states and communities across the country, and in Congress. Into the Wind will update you several times a week on what AWEA...

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