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October 16, 2012

T. Boone Pickens sells off stake in wind farm

By Zack Colman, The Hill  •    •  Posted 2012-10-16 11:39:11

Billionaire oil-and-gas tycoon T. Boone Pickens is abandoning his long-planned wind farm, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Pickens has in recent years changed his eponymous “Pickens Plan” for reducing oil imports to emphasize natural gas rather than wind power for electricity generation. The Star Tribune reported Pickens sold his stake in the Goodhue County, Minn., farm, but that the 50-turbine, $180 million project will go forward. [ read more … ]

T. Boone Pickens departs Minnesota wind project

DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune  •    •  Posted 2012-10-16 11:39:43

Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens has sold his stake in a controversial wind farm proposed in Goodhue County, Minn., but its new owner says the project is going ahead. Dallas-based American Wind Alliance, founded by Pickens in 2009, said Friday that it has sold 100 percent of the company behind the Minnesota project, whose name has been changed to New Era Wind Farm LLC. The financial terms were not disclosed. [ read more … ]

Broken Bow wind farm dedication set for Tuesday

By ALGIS J. LAUKAITIS / Lincoln Journal Star  •    •  Posted 2012-10-16 11:40:02

On Tuesday, Garcia and other Broken Bow officials, along with Gov. Dave Heineman and utility representatives are to dedicate the 80-megawatt wind farm about three miles northeast of the central Nebraska town of 3,500. The wind farm has 50 turbines scattered over 14,000 acres. Each turbine tower is about 262 feet high, topped with a 1.6-megawatt power plant. Total generation capacity is 80 megawatts, enough to meet the energy needs of about 25,000 homes. [ read more … ]

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