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March 12, 2013

Layoffs announced at Iowa wind turbine plant

  •  AP  •  Posted 2013-03-12 11:50:55

An international renewable energy company is laying off 40 workers at its wind turbine plant in eastern Iowa. Acciona announced Monday that a reduction at its West Branch facility was necessary because of a sharp decline in U.S. wind development over the past year. [ read more … ]

In Search of Energy Miracles

By JUSTIN GILLIS, New York Times  •  AP  •  Posted 2013-03-12 11:51:14

Many environmentalists believe that wind and solar power can be scaled to meet the rising demand, especially if coupled with aggressive efforts to cut waste. But a lot of energy analysts have crunched the numbers and concluded that today’s renewables, important as they are, cannot get us even halfway there. “We need energy miracles,” Mr. Gates said in a speech three years ago introducing his approach, embodied in a company called TerraPower. [ read more … ]

Offshore wind bill breezes through Maryland Senate

E&E  •  AP  •  Posted 2013-03-12 11:51:30

The Maryland Senate on Friday cleared a measure that would make it easier to develop wind energy off the coast of Ocean City. [ read more … ]

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