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January 2, 2012

Wind and Solar Projects Advance on a Fast Track

RYAN TRACY  •  Wall Street Journal  •  Posted 2012-01-02 11:31:01

The pace of approvals for solar and wind projects in the U.S. is picking up under the Obama administration, with two new plants in California and Oregon winning approval this week. [ read more … ]

Energy not there in Iowa

Alex Guillen  •  POLITICO  •  Posted 2012-01-02 11:31:28

Energy issues — historically ethanol but increasingly wind — used to be a centerpiece of the first-in-the-nation caucuses, providing a national platform for a state that prides itself on excelling in renewable energy.
But the vast cornfields and wind-swept plains of the Hawkeye State, while important to the local economy, have taken a back seat this year.
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Oil Prices Predicted to Stay Above $100 a Barrel Through Next Year

DIANE CARDWELL and RICK GLADSTONE  •  POLITICO  •  Posted 2012-01-02 11:31:49

With Iran threatening to cut off about a fifth of the world’s oil supply by closing the Strait of Hormuz and unrest in Iraq endangering the ability to increase production there, financial analysts say prices for two important oil benchmarks will average from $100 a barrel to $120 a barrel in 2012. [ read more … ]

Iowa Researcher works to improve turbines

JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD  •  Des Moines Register  •  Posted 2012-01-01 12:06:20

A University of Iowa researcher is working to improve the reliability of turbines, a key hurdle to bringing down the cost of wind energy. [ read more … ]

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