Category Archives: wind power

LEADING EDGE – Denmark supplies three out of four of the worlds offshore wind turbines, and it’s on track to be free of fossil fuels by 2050

An informative article by Paul Rauber from the monthly Sierra Club magazine. It details the state of affairs of wind power in Denmark. Read more: 

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SAFE continues to push for wind onshore and offshore. New information available from NWF

CATCHING THE WIND: STATE ACTIONS NEEDED TO SEIZE THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY OF ATLANTIC OFFSHORE WIND POWER The Atlantic coastline is at the epicenter of America’s energy and environmental challenges, with state leaders currently facing critical decisions to meet the region’s growing energy demands and protect … Continue reading

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Colorado Wind Power Rapidly Growing

A recent post in Daily Kos explains  how Xcel Energy has become a big proponent of wind power. Colorado is learning how to integrate its significant wind turbine capacity with its electrical needs. Wind is intermittent power generation, which creates … Continue reading

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Energy Department Announces Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The Energy Department on May 7 announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. These … Continue reading

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Cape Wind Wins One Round in Court

In Cape Cod Online, Patrick Cassidy writes: Seemingly as quickly as a new lawsuit was filed challenging Cape Wind another one has been beaten back. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., today denied a petition by opponents of … Continue reading

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Wind industry can bring good jobs

In an op ed in the Boston Globe, Derrick Jackson looks at the opportunity to make New Bedford a center for wind turbine production, bringing as many as 70,000 jobs to the economically depressed city. FOR NEW Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, … Continue reading

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New Bedford Charging Ahead on Wind

As An Offshore Wind Hub, Can New Bedford Light The World Again? By Asma Khalid May 20, 2013   A man with a sign reading “Build more wind!” attends the ground-breaking ceremony for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) NEW … Continue reading

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