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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 2, 2012

Obama’s blocking of wind farm adds to U.S.-China tension

Nick Juliano and John McArdle, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2012-10-02 12:04:14

resident Obama’s decision to block a Chinese-owned firm’s plan to build wind farms demonstrates growing tensions around the international competition to develop clean energy technology and joins a list of disputes between the United States and China that observers say could have lasting implications for the two countries’ relationship. The president last week blocked Ralls Corp., which is owned by two executives of a Chinese energy firm, from developing four wind farms in Oregon. The president cited unspecified “national security” threats in blocking the projects [ read more … ]

MidAmerican to buy 2 wind farms

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-10-02 12:04:39

MidAmerican Energy Co. has agreed to purchase from Terra-Gen Power LLC two wind projects that are still under construction about 120 miles north of Los Angeles. The two projects would generate 300 megawatts of peak electric capacity, enough to meet the demand of about 80,000 homes. They will be part of the larger Alta Wind Energy Center in Tehachapi, Calif. [ read more … ]

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