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August 29, 2013

Turbines don’t lower values of neighboring property — DOE report

Katherine Ling, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-29 11:53:10

Wind farms don’t crimp their neighbors’ property values, according to a report released yesterday by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The report is welcome news for communities with wind turbines in the offing. Wind was the fastest growing U.S. energy source in 2012, with 13 gigawatts of wind turbines installed for a total installed wind capacity of about 60 GW, the Department of Energy said. [ read more … ]

India May Beat U.S. in Wind Installations for First Time

By Natalie Obiko Pearson – Aug 28, 2013 12:03 AM CT, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2013-08-29 11:52:48

India may install more wind capacity than the U.S. this year for the first time as a tax-benefit window extending to 2015 prompts U.S. developers to delay setting up new projects. India is forecast to put up 2,050 megawatts of wind capacity in 2013, compared with the 2,000 megawatts expected in the U.S., according to the latest figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance due to be published next week. “The decline in the U.S. is mainly due to the complacency of the project developers,” which can claim federal tax benefits through 2015, said Shantanu Jaiswal, a New Delhi-based BNEF wind analyst. [ read more … ]

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