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November 28, 2011

Renewables now fastest growing energy source

Chris Rose  •  EWEA  •  Posted 2011-11-28 13:05:32

As people begin gathering at next week’s OFFSHORE 2011 conference in Amsterdam, it’s a safe bet that some conversations will focus on a just-released book by the International Energy Agency (IEA) which says wind power, solar power, geothermal energy and other renewables are now the fastest-growing sector of the energy mix. [ read more … ]

Renewable power trumps fossil fuels for first time

  •  LA Times  •  Posted 2011-11-28 13:04:53

Renewable energy is surpassing fossil fuels for the first time in new power-plant investments, shaking off setbacks from the financial crisis and an impasse at the United Nations global warming talks. [ read more … ]

Laws murky in battle over wind power

BOB VON STERNBERG   •  Minneapolis Star Tribune  •  Posted 2011-11-28 13:04:28

Several cities, including Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Maple Grove and Woodbury, have ordinances regulating turbines. But most local government officials have found themselves in uncharted bureaucratic waters with zoning codes and ordinances that weren’t written to regulate renewable energy projects. So the laws provide them with little or no guidance. [ read more … ]

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