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Here on Shoot the Breeze, we’ll keep an eye on the latest news in the wind industry. Each week we will feature the top five stories that have caught our attention.
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The Great Lakes huge potential for wind energy development drives industry interest
mlive.com
Offshore wind has not yet developed in the United States like it had in Europe and the first U.S. commercial offshore wind turbines are expected to be on the East Coast, but the Great Lakes is a player. Read more »

In the News: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

U.S. wind industry adds 6,800 MW in 2011
Reuters
The U.S. wind industry installed some 6,816 megawatts (MW) last year, 31 percent higher than the year prior, totaling some 46,916 MW installed to date. Natural gas and wind provide the most U.S. generation while the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) urges Congress to renew production tax credit, Reuters reports. Read more »

In the news: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

DOE: Renewable grant program was a big jobs creator
Politico Pro
Some tens of thousands of jobs have been spurred by a $9 billion grant from the Obama administration, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Friday, which concluded that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) supported an average of 52,000 to 75,000 construction and installation jobs over the last three years. Read more »

In the news: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

 

Wind Energy Today: A Look at Wind Energy Projects Around the World

TreeHugger.com
With around 239 GW of wind power installed last year globally, the renewable resource is continuing to rise thanks to government incentives and environmental concerns. Read more »

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Banding together to get cheaper electricity
The Washington Post, Capital Business
More and more small businesses, nonprofits and community groups are coming together to discuss lower electricity prices, pushing their collective purchasing power as leverage with energy providers. Read more »

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In The News: Research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

Pennsylvania Invests $13.8 Million in Wind Power
The Wall Street Journal: Market Watch
Six renewable energy and clean energy projects will receive the support from the state of Pennsylvania, as announced this Thursday. More than 44,000 PA homes will be positively affected.

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