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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 12, 2011

New Study: Wind Energy Success Story at Risk with 54,000 American Jobs in the Balance

  •  AWEA News Release  •  Posted 2011-12-12 13:14:23

A new study released today finds that with stable tax policy the wind industry can create and save 54,000 American jobs in the next four years, including growing the wind manufacturing sector by one third to 46,000 American manufacturing jobs. This will keep the wind sector on track toward supporting the 500,000 jobs by 2030 projected in a report by the U.S. Department of Energy during the George W. Bush administration. [ read more … ]

U.N. Climate Talks End With Deal for New Emissions Treaty

JOHN M. BRODER  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2011-12-12 13:15:01

Two weeks of contentious United Nations talks over climate change concluded Sunday morning with an agreement by more than 190 nations to work toward a future treaty that would require all countries to reduce emissions that contribute to global warming. [ read more … ]

Western governors hire consultants to tackle permitting backlog

Hannah Northey  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-12 13:15:32

The Western Governors’ Association announced the hiring yesterday of consultants to help break a permit backlog for long-distance power lines that would harness isolated pockets of wind and solar energy. [ read more … ]

Why DOE-Funded Floating Turbines May Change Future of Offshore Wind

SUSAN KRAEMER  •  Clean Technica  •  Posted 2011-12-12 13:16:03

This week, Statoil has an application for a pilot demonstration of their Hywind floating wind turbine 12 miles off the coast of Maine before the new Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for approval. The demo would be the fruition of a project begun in 2009, and funded by the Department of Energy. [ read more … ]

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