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Cookie-cutter Koch study in North Carolina still suffers from same errors, plus some new ones

Randy Simmons, the “Charles G. Koch Professor” at Utah State University and major recipient of funding from the fossil fuel industry billionaires, has produced another study attacking the benefits of state pro-renewable energy policies. The latest Koch attack replicates many of the errors from their Kansas attack, plus making some new ones as well. When […]

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U.S. envisions a new era for wind power

With utility-scale wind turbines installed in 39 states, wind energy accounts for 4.5 percent of our nation’s annual electricity generation. At this level, wind energy already supports more than 50,000 industry-related jobs in manufacturing, construction, operations and maintenance, and supporting services, all while improving the environment and strengthening our economy. The Wind Vision Report  takes […]

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A Future for Wind Energy: Energy Department Releases Highly-Anticipated Wind Vision Report

With more than 4.5% of the nation’s electricity supplied by wind energy today, the Department of Energy has collaborated with industry, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and national laboratories to develop a renewed Wind Vision, documenting the contributions of wind to date and envisioning a future where wind continues to provide key contributions to the nation’s […]

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Once errors corrected, Koch Professor’s study shows economic benefits of RPS

Randy Simmons, the “Charles G. Koch” Professor at Utah State University and a major recipient of funding from the fossil fuel industry billionaires, released a study earlier this week attacking the jobs and consumer benefits of state renewable policies in Kansas and elsewhere. When major errors in the study’s methods are corrected, the study’s results […]

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Largest U.S. grid operator finds wind energy saves consumers money under EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Using wind energy will reduce the cost of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan by billions of dollars, particularly if natural gas prices increase, according to detailed new analysis released this week by PJM, the grid operator for 60 million people in 13 Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states. Map of the area served by the […]

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