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May 29, 2012

Governor LePage’s critical wind-power stance creating uncertainty

Bangor Daily News (Bangor, Maine)  •    •  Posted 2012-05-29 11:12:34

Recent statements from Gov. Paul LePage regarding wind energy are causing some angst in Maine’s wind power industry at a time changes in Augusta and Washington, D.C., are creating uncertainty over political support for renewable energy. Since his election in 2010, LePage has questioned the economics behind wind power as part of his administration’s focus on lowering energy costs for Maine ratepayers. But the Republican governor’s rhetoric has intensified in recent months, suggesting that the technology is increasing energy costs and padding the pockets of “special interests.” [ read more … ]

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Grid problems steer China’s huge wind power industry into financial doldrums

Coco Liu, E&E Asian correspondent  •    •  Posted 2012-05-29 11:13:15

After years of nurturing China’s wind power sector to become the largest in the world, the nation’s policymakers now appear to have second thoughts. A succession of government policies issued during the past few months have begun pushing officials and developers to shift their focus from building more wind farms toward ensuring that more of the wind-generated electricity can flow into power grids safely. [ read more … ]

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