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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 3, 2012

How to Make Renewable Energy Competitive

By FELIX MORMANN and DAN REICHER, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2012-06-03 10:01:13

Renewable energy needs help. Technological innovation has significantly reduced the cost of solar panels, wind turbines and other equipment, but renewable energy still needs serious subsidies to compete with conventional energy. Today, help comes mostly in the form of federal tax breaks. [ read more … ]

Georgia targets wind-power industry at upcoming gathering

BY KRISTI E. SWARTZ, Atlanta Journal-Constitution  •    •  Posted 2012-06-03 10:00:32

Georgia’s leaders are hoping to capitalize on the state’s nascent manufacturing industry for wind power when 200 international wind energy exhibitors come to Atlanta next week. The state already is home to more than a dozen companies that make components that either go into wind turbines or that assist in building them. Such development has been a way for Georgia and the Southeast to capitalize on the wind energy industry even though the state lacks a steady wind needed for the giant turbines to spin constantly and create electricity. [ read more … ]

Wind power may not reduce carbon emissions as expected

E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-06-03 10:01:40

Increasing wind power many not lower grid emissions as much as previously thought, according to a new study from Argonne National Laboratory. [ read more … ]

Wind, solar development may stall in Ill. as towns move away from big utilities

E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-06-03 10:01:58

Illinois communities are moving away from getting their power from big utilities like Commonwealth Edison Co. and Ameren Illinois, a change that is worrying renewable energy developers. The two large utilities provide most of the funding for the Illinois Power Agency, which procures energy for utilities. And as the utilities lose market share, renewable energy developers are concerned that their projects will not be funded. [ read more … ]

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