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Rise Of The Wind Turbines – The Force Is With Them And They Are Great For America

Family members asked me. Several friends sent me direct messages. “Dr. Shepherd, Can you please explain to me what was being conveyed in those remarks about wind energy from the President?” Since I am a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at a major university and a former NASA scientist, the assumption is that I should probably … Continue reading Rise Of The Wind Turbines – The Force Is With Them And They Are Great For America

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Trump’s wind energy claims, a load of hot air

President Donald Trump has hit out at wind turbines and the ”tremendous fumes and gases” created when they are manufactured. Trump, speaking at a student summit in Florida, called the turbines ”windmills” and lambasted their ugliness. He criticised their environmental impact and claimed they were killing bald eagles and creating “bird graveyards”. But how much … Continue reading Trump’s wind energy claims, a load of hot air

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What’s behind Trump’s nonsense on wind energy

Did Donald Trump give you a lump of coal for Christmas? The President, after all, is doing everything possible to boost the production of coal, oil and natural gas. Yes, Trump’s actions are helping to wreck the planet. But Trump and his cronies, notably Mitch McConnell and Rupert Murdoch, know full well what they are … Continue reading What’s behind Trump’s nonsense on wind energy

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Donald Trump attacks wind energy with falsehoods

In an hour-long student speech, US President Donald Trump said he was an expert in the field of wind turbines, despite insisting on calling them “windmills”.US President Donald Trump spoke to students in the West Palm Beach area of ??Florida when addressing wind energy: “I studied this more than anyone I know,” he said. “I … Continue reading Donald Trump attacks wind energy with falsehoods

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Setting the record straight on President Trump’s recent wind comments

This weekend, the President made a series of inaccurate statements about wind energy while omitting the many benefits it brings to communities throughout the country, particularly in the Midwest. A number of media outlets have already fact-checked the President’s remarks, but here’s a quick rundown of reality. Wind energy is not expensive Wind is now … Continue reading Setting the record straight on President Trump’s recent wind comments

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Trump on wind energy: “I’ve studied it more than anyone but I don’t understand any of that”

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on wind energy at a rally held last Saturday in front of the pro-Trump student organization “Turning Point USA”. Trump resorted to criticizing wind turbines after speaking ill of the New Green Agreement, the proposal of left-wing Democrats to address climate change and inequality in the US. Trump argued … Continue reading Trump on wind energy: “I’ve studied it more than anyone but I don’t understand any of that”

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Trump leads climate denialism and mocks wind energy

He says that if she had won “the corrupt Hillary” the country would be full of wind turbines. It has been during a rally in the state of Pennsylvania, one of the most supporters of its policies and where steel companies are the major emitters of polluting gases. Faced with an audience delivered, the president … Continue reading Trump leads climate denialism and mocks wind energy

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Trump administration combats wind energy

Wind energy has become one of the fastest-growing US energy sources. With big corporations planning to invest $70 billion in the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind farms. But US president Trump combats renewable energy and promotes coal an oil instead. https://p.dw.com/p/3QXdw The winds are blowing fair for America’s wind power industry, making it one of … Continue reading Trump administration combats wind energy

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US governors urge Trump to unlock Iberdrola’s offshore wind energy project

They defend the value of offshore wind power for the country’s economy, which has been able to attract some of the most sophisticated energy companies to invest in its coasts. The governors of five of the main states of the Eastern United States have urged the Government of Donald Trump to urgently resolve the blocking … Continue reading US governors urge Trump to unlock Iberdrola’s offshore wind energy project

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U.S. wind energy industry statement on Trump infrastructure plan

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) responded to the Administration’s infrastructure principles released today. Importantly, the principles address energy and rural infrastructure along with roads, bridges, airports and other projects. “We see significant promise in President Trump’s plan,” said Amy Farrell, Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, for the American Wind Energy Association. “With … Continue reading U.S. wind energy industry statement on Trump infrastructure plan

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US renewable energy booms despite Trump policy moves

Renewable energy continues to grow in the US, despite US President Donald Trump’s moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like coal, experts say. Five months after Trump declared that the US would withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord, the Republican leader continues to unravel the environmental legacy of his … Continue reading US renewable energy booms despite Trump policy moves

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Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and ridiculed wind energy. “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes,” Trump told the crowd. Iowa is the leading producer of wind energy in the country and generated 36.6 percent of … Continue reading Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

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Statement of the American Wind Energy Association on U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, today released the following statement on the Administration’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.       “Despite the decision today to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, the wind industry expects to continue as an American economic … Continue reading Statement of the American Wind Energy Association on U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord

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AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

The following statement was made by Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), on the Trump Administration’s release of its proposed U.S. Government budget for FY2018. “While the administration’s 2018 budget proposes many changes, thanks to strong bipartisan leadership and support in Congress we believe the program has the support it needs … Continue reading AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

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Vatican says Trump risks losing climate change leadership

The Vatican has urged US President Donald Trump to listen to “dissenting voices” and reconsider his position on climate change, saying the United States risked losing its environmental protection leadership to China. A new report from a B.C.-based energy think tank says clean energy is here to stay — no matter what U.S. President Donald … Continue reading Vatican says Trump risks losing climate change leadership

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Donald Trump renewed a British wind farm fight

When President-elect Donald Trump met with British politician Nigel Farage in recent days, he encouraged Farage and his entourage to oppose the kind of offshore wind farms that Trump believes will mar the pristine view from one of his two Scottish golf courses, according to one person present.   The meeting, held shortly after the … Continue reading Donald Trump renewed a British wind farm fight

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AWEA ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump to strengthen U.S. economy

The American Wind Energy Association is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy. An unstoppable shift to a cleaner energy economy is underway, and the fundamentals of wind energy in America are strong. With bipartisan support for … Continue reading AWEA ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump to strengthen U.S. economy

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Donald Trump loses his war against wind energy

On Thursday, the Swedish company Vattenfall confirmed it would be investing £300 million ($397 million) in an offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Scotland. The wind power project, due to start generating power in 2018, has had a long, controversial gestation.Trump, who owns land nearby, has also long been a passionate objector to … Continue reading Donald Trump loses his war against wind energy

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