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December 6, 2012

Doctoral wind energy studies to take flight at Iowa State University

By Emily Nohr, WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER  •    •  Posted 2012-12-06 11:27:29

Iowa is second to Texas in installed wind capacity, but the state is catching up on the wind energy educational front. The State of Iowa Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a proposal to establish a Ph.D. program in wind energy science, engineering and policy in Iowa State University’s College of Engineering. The request was recommended earlier this year by ISU’s faculty senate, Board Office and Council of Provosts. [ read more … ]

EIA sees continued decline of coal, rising use of gas and renewables

Manuel Quinones, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-12-06 13:05:13

Power plants’ use of coal for electricity production will continue to decline over the next 15 years, the Energy Department’s statistical arm said today. The Energy Information Administration’s draft “Annual Energy Outlook 2013” says more efficient use of fuel by existing power plants and the building of few new coal plants will reduce coal use. [ read more … ]

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