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March 15, 2013

Wind energy drives more than just turbines

By Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle  •    •  Posted 2013-03-15 12:00:43

Wind energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity production globally, and in the U.S., Texas ranks No. 1 for wind energy capacity. If Texas were a country, it would be sixth in the world. Presently, Texas has 12,000 megawatts installed, which signifies a $20 billion investment in the state and creates jobs, said Elizabeth A. Salerno, director, Industry Data and Analysis, American Wind Energy Association. [ read more … ]

Forecast Dims for Future Growth in Wind Power

By Alyson Kenward, Huffington Post  •    •  Posted 2013-03-15 12:01:00

Despite a recent report trumpeting a record year for wind power in 2012, the numbers are not as encouraging as they seem. Because even though total wind power capacity grew by 30 percent last year, with 13,000 megawatts in new wind turbines, the actual portion of our electricity coming from wind energy did not increase proportionally. Also, the forecast for future growth in the next few years is not robust, which means wind power will not keep up with the faster growing use of natural gas. [ read more … ]

Letter, 3/15: Happy with wind Nebraska Committee’s energy vote

Linda R. Brown, Lincoln–Lincoln Journal Star  •    •  Posted 2013-03-15 12:01:23

I was elated to read March 8 (“Panel draws ire for wind tax bill”) that several senators on the Revenue Committee voted to advance a bill that would allow renewable energy companies tax breaks under the Nebraska Advantage Act. [ read more … ]

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