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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 29, 2013

Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator, Opposes State Wind Power Moratorium

By WILSON RING, Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2013-01-29 12:51:20

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday urged Vermont lawmakers not to impose a three-year moratorium on the construction of new wind power projects in the state because he believes it would hurt efforts across the country to combat global warming. Sanders, an independent, was joined at a Burlington news conference by a number of environmentalists who support wind power. He said Vermonters should be proud the state is a national leader in environmental protection and that it has made strides in producing electricity from wind, geo-thermal and bio-mass. [ read more … ]

New western Maryland wind energy project in works

By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun  •    •  Posted 2013-01-29 12:51:45

While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state’s third land-based wind “farm.” Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built Maryland’s second wind project along a mountain ridge near the West Virginia border, is seeking state and local permits to erect 24 turbines on similar terrain just west of Frostburg in Garrett County. [ read more … ]

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