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May 14, 2013

Energy Future Coalition’s Jimison says expanding wind capacity saves consumers money

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-05-14 12:03:04

How could expanding transmission infrastructure and wind capacity in the PJM Interconnection region affect consumer prices for electricity? During today’s OnPoint, John Jimison, managing director of the Energy Future Coalition, discusses a new report released by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, focused on the impact of improved transmission infrastructure and wind capacity in the PJM Interconnection on energy prices. He also discusses his expectations for congressional and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission action on transmission. [ read more … ]

AP IMPACT: Wind Farms Get Pass On Eagle Deaths

By Dina Cappiello,THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  •    •  Posted 2013-05-14 12:03:20

It happens about once a month here, on the barren foothills of one of America’s green-energy boomtowns: A soaring golden eagle slams into a wind farm’s spinning turbine and falls, mangled and lifeless, to the ground. Killing these iconic birds is not just an irreplaceable loss for a vulnerable species. It’s also a federal crime, a charge that the Obama administration has used to prosecute oil companies when birds drown in their waste pits, and power companies when birds are electrocuted by their power lines.
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