In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

In the News: Research and Development in Renewable Energy, Small Wind Markets

Washington Post
The wind tax credit does a whirl of good
Wind power is the second-fastest-growing energy source in the country, generating enough energy for 10 million homes. Since 1998, the amount of wind power generated in the United States has increased by nearly 40-fold. With more than 60 percent of a wind turbine’s components produced in the United States, wind power is an unqualified American manufacturing success story.  
Planners Look at WHS Wind Turbine Project
Windham [NH] adopted a wind energy ordinance; the town has been waiting for an application to come through the boards. The Planning Board took a look at the first project on June 7- a wind turbine [Southwest Windpower’s Skystream 3.7] that will soon be installed at Windham High School.

EC wants EU approach to national renewables support, more trading
The European Commission Wednesday called for “a more coordinated European approach” to national renewable support schemes in order to achieve the EU’s 2020 renewables target more cheaply.   

MSNBC blog
Even Karl Rove supports wind energy. Will Romney get on board?
Karl Rove threw his support behind renewing wind energy tax credits during an appearance at the annual WINDPOWER 2012 conference in Atlanta. Rove called the renewable energy Production Tax (PTC) a “priority.”

Huffington Post
Wind Works: Time to Pass the Production Tax Credit
The wind industry supports more than 75,000 American-made jobs around the country, and is helping to lead the way toward America’s clean energy future. But right now Congress is holding the fate of thousands of those jobs in its hands.

Market Watch
Wind Mapping Study Looks at Turbine Feasibility for Boston High-Rises (press release)
A wind mapping study of Boston is being conducted to determine the feasibility of wind power for 10 high-rises throughout the City of Boston, including the Equity Office Properties building at 60 State Street and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Renewable Energy World
Wind Turbine Manufacturers Say U.S. Market Will Grow in Time
The wind energy market in the U.S. will stay alive with or without an extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), say executives from eight of the largest wind turbine manufacturers with a U.S. presence. During a June 6 session focused on large wind turbines during WINDPOWER 2012, executives from Gamesa, GE, Goldwind, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Nordex, Siemens, Suzlon and Vestas expressed that they view the U.S. wind market as a strong one.

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