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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.
In the news: Green tech growth, support and challenges

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.

Renewable Sources Could Provide 77% of World’s Energy by 2050, Report Says
The New York Times
Renewable sources could provide a majority of the world’s energy supplies by 2050, but only if governments dramatically increase financial and political support for technologies like wind and solar power, experts from a United Nations panel said Monday. Read more »

In the news: Renewable renaissance long-term despite global warming, foreign competition

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.

US wind industry heading for ‘renaissance’ in 2011
Energy Efficiency News
The US wind industry installed 1100 MW of new capacity in the first quarter of 2011, says the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Even more encouraging is the fact that the wind industry entered the second quarter of this year with a further 5600 MW under construction, nearly double that reported at the same time in the last two years. Read more »

In the news: Clean energy shows value and clout in the U.S. and abroad

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.

U.S. May Spend $130 Million for Energy Research, Chu Says
Bloomberg
The U.S. Energy Department said it will provide as much as $130 million for projects in its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, known as ARPA-E. The funding is for five categories: producing biofuels as an alternative to oil, storing thermal energy, finding alternatives to expensive rare-earth minerals, maintaining electric grid reliability as renewable sources are added and reducing costs for solar power, according to a statement. Read more »

In the news: Wind industry sees big potential for little turbines

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.

Wind industry sees big potential for little turbines
Deutsche Welle
Wind turbines are getting bigger and bolder, but bigger isn't always better. Some say turbines small enough for a backyard or rooftop offer the most unrealized potential to slash emissions, especially in remote areas. Read more »

In the news: Renewable resources, wind see economic support and growth nationwide

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.

Obama touts links between clean energy, education and economy
CNN.com
President Barack Obama linked clean energy, education, economic growth and budget negotiations on Wednesday in urging workers at a wind turbine company to continue shaping the nation's future. Read more »

In the news: Wind power continues to face hurdles, misconceptions

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.

California Raises Renewable Energy Requirements
The Wall Street Journal
California lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would require a third of the state's power to come from renewable energy sources by 2020, setting a new bar for the rest of the country. The U.S.'s largest energy consumer is increasing its renewable portfolio standards and continues to pursue a cap-and-trade program that would put a price on carbon after similar initiatives to do so in Congress have flatlined. Read more »