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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 11, 2012

Offshore wind: Industry bullish, despite political turbulence

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-10-11 11:57:27

Industry and state officials yesterday said they remain optimistic about the future of offshore wind in the United States, despite uncertainty surrounding the extension of key tax incentives and a lack of markets for developers to sell their power. Jim Lanard, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Offshore Wind Development Coalition, told a gathering here of government, industry and environmental officials that he expects significant announcements soon in the windy mid-Atlantic, though he acknowledged progress has been slow. [ read more … ]

Some conservation groups fret over Interior’s approval of massive Wyo. wind farm

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-10-11 11:57:52

Environmentalists today ripped the Obama administration’s decision to approve a wind power project in southeast Wyoming, arguing that the massive wind farm is improperly sited and will cause grave harm to golden eagles and greater sage grouse. [ read more … ]

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