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Top wind power states, Michigan’s clean energy success, Xcel claims the top

Today’s wind power news highlights the top wind generating states, Michigan’s clean energy success and #1 domestic wind provider, Xcel Energy. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that 80 percent of American wind power was generated by 12 key states: EIA released wind data showing Texas was the top wind energy producer, with 36 million […]

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Keeping the renewable energy Production Tax Credit in perspective

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) spoke up about the “intellectually dishonest argument” that bubbled to the surface at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on April 3rd. His remarks were in response to an amendment introduced by Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA), under the short title “Eliminate crony capitalist energy tax credits,” which proposed to eliminate the renewable […]

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Michigan triples wind power capacity

The head of the American Wind Energy Association will speak at Aquinas. Michigan is “a wonderful case study” of many of the challenges and opportunities facing wind-generated electricity throughout the U.S., according to Tom Kiernan. Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association — the leading group representing commercial wind generation supporters and businesses in […]

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PTC a success story, clean energy grows globally, Arizona calls for more renewables

It’s Wednesday, and there’s news of the PTC’s big returns for Americans, global investments in clean energy, and Arizona’s plan to boost its renewables profile. The PTC is helping wind power provide affordable electricity while more than paying for itself: In its “Outlook for Renewable Energy 2014,” the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), working […]

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Breaking new records, driving down carbon emissions, conservatives embrace clean energy

In today’s roundup, wind breaks new generation records, drives down carbon emissions, and a conservative Michigan organization is embracing clean energy. Wind power drove 4.8 percent of U.S. power generation in January, blowing away last year’s record: Wind was responsible for 4.8 percent of America’s electricity used in January. That’s the highest January total ever, […]

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Capitol Hill veteran Jim Reilly to take helm of federal legislative affairs for wind energy industry

James D. Reilly, a proven legislative leader and strategist with a track record of working on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation in Congress, has accepted the position of Senior Vice President for Federal Legislative Affairs for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Reilly, who has served since 2007 as Chief of Staff […]

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