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September 11, 2012

AWEA board boots Exelon over utility’s anti-PTC campaign

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-11 12:28:14

The American Wind Energy Association’s board of directors has ousted a power company that has urged Congress to end production tax credits for wind energy. AWEA’s board last week found Exelon Corp. was no longer a member in good standing because of the Chicago-based utility’s public campaign opposing the extension of the tax incentives that are set to expire at the end of this year. [ read more … ]

Concern over nuclear competition drove Exelon’s opposition to PTC

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-11 12:28:49

Opposition by Exelon Corp. to a key wind industry tax break, which led to its dismissal from a wind trade association, is driven in part by concerns that subsidized wind power is making it more difficult for the utility’s nuclear fleet to keep pace in competitive markets, a company official said today. [ read more … ]

Computer modelers say planet has enough wind to meet energy demand sevenfold

Nathanael Massey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-11 12:29:11

Like all current and proposed energy resources, wind power faces a long list of challenges: connection to inflexible grids, inconstant generation and stiffly competitive energy markets, to name just a few. One problem the sector is unlikely to face, however, is scarcity of supply. According to the most detailed model of wind’s potential to date, undertaken by researchers at Stanford University and the University of Delaware, there’s enough wind on Earth to meet world power demand seven times over. [ read more … ]

Wisconsin Ranks First in Extreme Heat

By THE NEW YORK TIMES  •    •  Posted 2012-09-11 12:29:34

Which state had the most extreme heat this summer? Wisconsin, according to the organization Climate Central. The group set out to rank the states, with its analysis relying on two main questions: Which state broke or tied the most high-temperature records (after accounting for the number of measurement stations in each state, and the anticipated number of records based on the age of the stations)? Which states had the largest disparities in the ratio between record high and record-low temperatures? [ read more … ]

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