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Cape Wind to Receive Ken Salazar Approval


While the official decision on Cape Wind isn’t expected until noon tomorrow, it’s looking like the nine year struggle over Cape Wind will be settled in favour of the the massive wind farm project’s approval. The Washington Post has is citing a source close to the Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, as saying that the secretary […]

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June 15th Is Global Wind Day


The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is declaring June 15th as “Global Wind Day” to help promote the growing field of wind energy around the world. “In the United States, Global Wind Day comes at a time when the nation is surging forward in wind and renewable energy development,” said AWEA CEO Denise Bode,“but we […]

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Salazar Sees Wind Power Replacing Coal on East Coast


At a public hearing in Atlantic City last Monday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stated that he believed that most, and possibly all, coal power plants in the United States could be replaced by wind turbines along the East Coast. “The idea that wind energy has the potential to replace most of our coal-burning power today […]

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Renewed Interest in Renewable Energy


The Obama economic stimulus package, which invested so heavily in renewable energy like wind and solar power, is finally having an effect on the green industries. In a statement to the NY Times the vice-president of Sharp Solar, Ron Kenedi, said that although December, January and February had been “miserable,” things are starting to pick […]

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2.65M Solar and Wind Energy Jobs in Nine Years


A Clean Edge report released today says that the wind and solar energy industries will be responsible for generating 2.65 million jobs globally in less than a decade. This expected number is about four and half times more than the current number of wind power and solar energy jobs which is approximately 600,000. This positive […]

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Smart-grid Project Matches Wind Power with Electric Cars


Smart-grid technology is taking another step forward as IBM is joining with Danish research consortium EDISON and seeking to optimize wind turbine energy for use with electric cars. The goal of the project will be to correspond wind turbine energy from the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of electric cars. The goal […]

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Self Describing Network Promises Smarter Grid


The days of power being generated in centralized locations is coming to an end. The U.S. is coming off a record year in wind power. The UK has an aggressive plan for investing in renewable energy systems and Barack Obama is investing hundreds of billions of dollars to see solar power and wind energy maintain […]

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Wales Building Massive Wind Farm


A 250 turbine wind farm which is to be built about 10 miles off the shores of Wales has been approved. The ambitious project will begin sending clean electricity to the grid starting in 2012, and will have a peak power production of 750 MW, which is enough to power around 680,000 homes. Apparently, the […]

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Walmart and Duke Energy Team To Use Wind Power in Texas Stores


Last week the massive discount department store we all know as Wal-Mart made a turn in the right direction for once. Generally Wal-Mart is bashed in the press for their lack of attempting to be a greener company; but last week they were praised for a new deal they announced with Duke Energy. The deal […]

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Ontario Opens Canada’s Largest Wind Farm


Canada’s biggest wind farm is situated near Shelburne, Ontario and has a capacity of 199.5 MW. The developer of the project, Canadian Hydro, is expecting the 133-turbine farm to have a yearly output of 545 GWh, which is enough to power 70,000 homes. All of that electricity will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority. […]

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