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January 17, 2013

Interior Secretary to Step Down in March

By JOHN M. BRODER, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-01-17 13:00:56

Ken Salazar, the blunt-spoken lawyer and rancher who took over the scandal-ridden Interior Department at the outset of the Obama administration, said Wednesday that he would step down in March to return to his home in Colorado.
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Iowa: WIND ENERGY: Pushing For More Legislation

by Kayleigh McCullough, WHO  •    •  Posted 2013-01-17 13:01:13

Wind energy advocates took over the Statehouse Wednesday to push their agenda. The annual Wind Energy Day is put together by the Iowa Wind Energy Association. This session the Association is asking legislators to consider several new laws that would benefit the industry. One of those laws would give individual and corporate income tax credits to small scale residential, commercial and agricultural wind energy systems. Another would allow schools to use funds to repair wind turbines. [ read more … ]

N.J. to host first leg of Atlantic ‘backbone’ for offshore wind

Nathanael Massey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-17 13:01:30

The first leg of a 350-mile-long underwater transmission line that would run power to and from offshore wind turbines along the Atlantic Coast will be laid in New Jersey, its developers announced yesterday. The decision marks an important step in the construction of the Atlantic Wind Connection, the “backbone” transmission project that would carry electricity from New York to Virginia. The New Jersey Energy Link, the first phase of the AWC, would run submerged cable over about half that distance, from Jersey City to Atlantic City. [ read more … ]

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