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August 14, 2013

‘It’s time to stop entertaining the climate change deniers’ — Reid

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-14 11:54:51

Clean energy investors, entrepreneurs and proponents shouldn’t be shy about discussing the effects of climate change and shouldn’t fret about those who doubt evidence linking human activities to rising temperatures and fierce weather, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today. Speaking at the opening of his sixth annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, the Nevada Democrat said increasingly severe Western wildfires exemplify the need to combat climate change on all fronts and to aggressively highlight the nature of the problem. [ read more … ]

More of America’s wind turbines are actually being built in America

By John Upton, Grist  •    •  Posted 2013-08-14 11:55:07

The equipment that’s powering America’s wind energy boom is increasingly being made right at home. In 2007, just 25 percent of turbine components used in new wind farms in the U.S. were produced domestically. By last year, that figure had risen to 72 percent, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy. And exports of such equipment rose to $388 million last year, up from $16 million in 2007. [ read more … ]

Officials break ground on wind farm for nuclear weapons plant

E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-08-14 11:55:28

Construction starts today on the largest federally owned wind farm in the country — which is being positioned next to the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly plant. The 1,500-acre wind farm near Amarillo, Texas, will have five 2.3-megawatt turbines capable of generating enough electricity to power 3,500 homes each year. [ read more … ]

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