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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 18, 2013

In Wisconsin, politics continue to hold back wind development

by Erik Ness, Midwest Energy News  •    •  Posted 2013-04-18 11:37:04

More than two years after Wisconsin completed a bipartisan process to establish statewide standards for siting wind turbines, development remains sluggish amid continuing political pushback. In 2012, a year that saw a nationwide surge in wind farm installations as developers rushed to beat expiring tax credits, Wisconsin added only 18 megawatts of capacity. By comparison, Michigan and Ohio, with much lower wind potential, had already installed 138 MW and 308 MW in just the first three quarters. [ read more … ]

Vestas, GE Lead Wind-Turbine Market as U.S. Installations Surge

By Sally Bakewell – Apr 18, 2013 4:00 AM CT, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2013-04-18 11:37:26

General Electric Co. (GE) tied with Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS) as the biggest turbine maker with less than 50 megawatts between them, unsettling the Danish maker’s 12-year hold on the title, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said. [ read more … ]

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