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March 14, 2013

Wind farm near Searchlight gets OK, could power 70,000 homes

By Conor Shine, Las Vegas Sun News  •    •  Posted 2013-03-14 12:25:58

A major renewable energy project for 87 wind turbines on federal land near Searchlight received government approval Wednesday. The wind farm would cover about 160 acres of a 19,000 acre piece of Bureau of Land Management property west of Searchlight and would generate 200 megawatts of energy, enough to power about 70,000 homes, according to the BLM. [ read more … ]

Senate plan calls for energy investments, climate preparation

Nick Juliano and Phil Taylor, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2013-03-14 12:26:18

The budget released last night by Senate Democrats calls for substantial investments in energy infrastructure and research as mechanisms to boost the economy and address the effects of climate change. The plan is heavy on calls for infrastructure investments, including transmission lines, “smart grid” technology, water management and mass transit. The document is not binding on lawmakers but presents Democrats’ priorities for the coming years. [ read more … ]

5 companies want to develop turbines off N.C. coast

E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-03-14 12:26:34

Five companies responded positively to a federal survey asking whether they would be interested in developing offshore wind power off the coast of North Carolina. Virginia Electric and Power Co., which serves Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, was one of the respondents. [ read more … ]

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