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January 30, 2013

With Markey eying Senate, DeFazio, Grijalva jockey for leadership of key committee

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-01-30 12:55:42

A potentially bruising battle for the top Democratic slot on the House Natural Resources Committee is looming. Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) confirmation yesterday as secretary of State could trigger a shakeup at the Natural Resources panel, since current ranking member Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has announced he will run for Kerry’s vacant Senate seat. [ read more … ]

The Quest for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Despite Failures

By Robynne Boyd, Scientific American  •    •  Posted 2013-01-30 12:52:27

The vision is beautiful, if not somewhat tried: a large cluster of 360 foot tall towers encircled with long, slightly cupped blades, similar to airplane wings, spinning in the wind like a wind vane. The result? An outpouring of clean electricity at the Megawatt (MW) scale. That’s what Harry Ruda, CEO of Wing Power Energy, a small vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) company, sees when he imagines his turbines coming of age. He’s one of the believers out there gallantly chasing the dream of making VAWTS big. [ read more … ]

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