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February 27, 2013

Washington Post poll finds majority support in Md. for offshore wind energy

By Aaron C. Davis, Published: February 26, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2013-02-27 13:09:29

A majority of Maryland residents support Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plan to subsidize development of giant windmills in the Atlantic Ocean, according a new Washington Post poll. And there is growing momentum for the bill to pass the Maryland General Assembly this year. [ read more … ]

Salazar: Looming Sequestration Threatens Offshore Wind Energy Development

by NAW Staff on Tuesday 26 February 2013  •    •  Posted 2013-02-27 13:10:00

The progress that offshore wind energy has made thus far in the U.S. could be stymied by cuts made under sequestration, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar said at the Offshore Wind Power USA conference, which is being held in Boston this week. “We have made impressive gains – approving dozens of utility-scale solar, wind and geothermal projects in the West, and transitioning from planning to commercial leasing for offshore wind,” Salazar said during his keynote address. “The potentially devastating impact of budget reductions under sequestration could slow our economy and hurt energy sector workers and businesses.” [ read more … ]

Vestas cuts turbine blade workers but adds tower jobs in Colo.

Special to E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-02-27 13:10:18

Vestas Wind Systems A/S is cutting 110 jobs at its two blade factories in Colorado and adding 100 workers at another plant that makes wind turbine towers in the same state. The Danish wind turbine maker is reducing its workforce at factories in Windsor and Brighton, while adding jobs in Pueblo. Before the announcement, Vestas employed about 1,100 workers in Colorado. [ read more … ]

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