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Colour Us Surprised: Pricey Wind Turbines Remain Idle

Mark Sommerhauser — USA Today — August 31, 2014 ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Visions of a national wind energy bonanza have been a costly mirage for the Department of Veterans Affairs, even after five years of work and more than $3.7 million spent. A Times investigation found the department has little to show for its […]

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U.S. Senator: Extending tax credit for wind power is like replacing submarines with sailboats

Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International — April 3, 2014 In advance of the Senate Finance Committee meeting to consider a package of energy- and business-related tax provisions, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called on his colleagues not to renew the expired wind energy production tax credit for a ninth time “after twenty […]

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New interactive map shows location of 47,000 wind turbines in the U.S. (creating less than 3% of the energy)

Ever wonder where all the wind turbines are sited in the US?  Click here to see interactive map.  You can zoom in on a particular farm to see when it was built, its capacity, height of the turbines, etc.

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(U.S.) An argument over wind

Matthew Wald — New York Times — September 15, 2012 With the wind industry facing the expiration of a production tax credit at the end of the year, the sector’s main trade association is facing off against Exelon, the big power generation company, over whether the tax break should be renewed. Last week, the American […]

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