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November 11, 2011

Wind Money Fuels Spending and Benefits in Small Schools, NYT, 11-11-11

  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2011-11-11 11:52:40

Energy development capitalizing on the high winds in the area — which quickly turned sunshine to chill rain one afternoon in late October — has injected sluggish rural communities with new economic lifeblood. More than one local resident has called it the “windfall,” and it has bestowed hundreds of millions of dollars on West Texas schools. [ read more … ]

U.S. Wind Market May ‘Fall Off a Cliff,’ Vestas Says

Alex Morales  •  Bloomberg News  •  Posted 2011-11-11 12:07:29

U.S. wind turbine sales may dry up in 2013 unless lawmakers extend tax credits supporting the market beyond the end of next year, said Vestas Wind Systems A/S Chief Executive Officer Ditlev Engel. [ read more … ]

Biofuels, wind power show gains, but hurdles remain

Ronald White  •  Los Angeles Times  •  Posted 2011-11-11 12:30:03

Biofuels and wind power are having the biggest new impact in American power generation, according to a report released today by the U.S. Energy Department. Consumption of biofuels has risen 16-fold since 2000 and wind power use has seen an eight-fold increase during the same period. [ read more … ]

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