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

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
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.

US Wind Industry Growth To Accelerate In 2011
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. wind-generating capacity rose 15% last year in tough economic conditions, and new development started off this year at an even stronger pace, the American Wind Energy Association said Thursday.

Businesses move on green tech sans Washington
In the absence of leadership from the federal government, businesses are the best vehicle for slowly transitioning society away from fossil fuels.
That's one of the themes from the Fortune Brainstorm Green this week, a conference to explore environmental sustainability at corporations.

11% of U.S. Energy Production from Renewable Resources in 2010
Clean Technica
The fossil fuel industry and the politicians and pseudo-scientists it buys are fond of saying that renewable energy can’t power the world. That claim will eventually be proven ridiculous. For now, though, many may be surprised to know that renewable resources already account nearly 11% of U.S. energy production.

California renewable energy gets major boost in new law
The Los Angeles Times
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Tuesday a mandate that 33% of electricity in California must come from renewable sources by 2020. Executives at solar, wind and other clean energy companies said the new regulations could help California reclaim its green leadership position after losing ground to states such as Texas and Iowa.

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