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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 8, 2013

Wind power industry is urged to become more aggressive in competing with fossil fuels

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-05-08 11:38:51

Coming off one of the most tumultuous years in its recent history, the U.S. wind power industry has emerged stronger and more confident of its future, industry leaders gathered here for the American Wind Energy Association’s national conference said yesterday. But for wind power to solidify its standing in a highly competitive energy market, it must shift its focus from federal tax policies to seek a broader agenda that plays to wind energy’s inherent strengths while fighting back against those who argue that wind cannot compete with fossil fuels for electricity generation.
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DeFazio sees inside track for Markey’s panel slot

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-05-08 11:39:06

Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio yesterday said he has the support of key Democrats to succeed Rep. Ed Markey as the top Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee if the Massachusetts lawmaker wins his race for a Senate seat next month [ read more … ]

Colo. research center partners with utility to better manage wind resources

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-05-08 11:39:21

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is expanding ongoing efforts to design and implement wind-energy forecasting systems that should allow utilities to better integrate wind-generated electricity onto the power grid. NCAR today announced it is expanding an existing partnership with Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy to add sophisticated weather forecasting systems aimed at calculating times of peak wind energy and, perhaps as important, providing utilities advance notice of when winds are expected to be low. [ read more … ]

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