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September 17, 2012

AWEA, Exelon spar over study claiming PTC distorts power markets

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-17 12:13:59

Nuclear giant Exelon Corp. released a study today claiming production tax credits for wind generators are distorting the electricity markets. The Exelon-sponsored report says tax production credits for wind should be allowed to expire at the end of the year because they incentivize wind generators, mainly in the Midwest and Texas, to produce electricity at a rate that harms other generators and threatens reliability. [ read more … ]

Power East Coast via wind? Doable with 144,000 offshore turbines, study says By Miguel Llanos, NBC News

By Miguel Llanos, NBC News  •    •  Posted 2012-09-17 10:14:32

Placing wind turbines off the East Coast could meet the entire demand for electricity from Florida to Maine, according to engineering experts at Stanford University. It would require 144,000 offshore turbines standing 270 feet tall — not one of which exists since proposals have stalled due to controversy and costs. But the analysis shows it’s doable and where the best locations are, says study co-author Mark Jacobson, a Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering. [ read more … ]

SD wind turbine plant laying off nearly 100 workers

  •  Associated Press  •  Posted 2012-09-17 12:14:40

Molded Fiber Glass is laying off one-fourth of its workforce in Aberdeen. Plant manager Dave Giovannini tells the Aberdeen (S.D) American News that 92 people are losing their jobs. About 370 people worked at the plant. [ read more … ]

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