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July 8, 2013

Community College thrives on wind energy

By Katie Sampson, Kansas First News  •    •  Posted 2013-07-08 11:45:01

“Our turbines run our heating and ventilation and air conditioning system and we’re EPA recognized for that and probably pretty unique, probably in the country,” Maxson says, “I don’t know of any college in the country that has wind turbines running their heating and ventilation system.” The rest of the state has followed suit – the American Wind Energy Association says Kansas had the most wind projects under construction last year and the state jumped from 14th to 9th place in the total amount of electricity it generates from wind. [ read more … ]

Britain opens world’s largest offshore wind farm

Reporting by Karolin Schaps, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2013-07-08 11:45:25

The world’s largest offshore wind farm, which can generate enough electricity for half a million homes, was officially opened off Britain’s south-east coast on Thursday. Prime Minister David Cameron opened the 630-megawatt London Array project, which was developed by E.ON, DONG Energy and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar and produced its first electricity from all its turbines in April. [ read more … ]

Regulator rejects complaints against power lines for Midwestern wind

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-08 11:45:48

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission this week threw out complaints against one of the nation’s largest electric transmission projects in the Midwest aimed at tapping into Minnesota’s wind belt. FERC said objections that landowners and clean energy groups in Minnesota and Wisconsin raised in opposition to a 345-kilovolt transmission line that Xcel Energy Inc. is proposing as part of its CapX 2020 project were not fully supported and came in late. [ read more … ]

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