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January 15, 2014

Podesta pledges ‘leadership role’ on climate, energy

Robin Bravender, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-01-15 06:57:34

Just a week into his new job at the White House, John Podesta made a public vow today to play a leading role in shaping the Obama administration’s climate and energy policies.
“The president asked me to return to the White House,” the former Clinton administration chief of staff said, to work with top officials “to both ensure the implementation of the Climate Action Plan that you’ve heard about and to push forward with great vigor to transform our economy — one that’s inefficient, high-carbon-based — to one that’s low-carbon-based and is building sustainability, and to do it with the resolve that we have to build more resilience into the economy overall. [ read more … ]

Google invests $75 million in Texas wind farm

BY KOLTEN PARKER, San Antonio Express  •    •  Posted 2014-01-15 06:57:46

Internet superpower Google announced Tuesday a $75 million investment in a wind farm in the Panhandle. “It sure is windy in Texas. So windy, in fact, that we’ve made another wind energy investment there,” a Google rep posted to the company’s blog Tuesday. [ read more … ]

UMaine’s offshore wind energy pilot project wins initial OK

By Whit Richardson, Bangor Daily News Staff  •    •  Posted 2014-01-15 06:59:00

The pilot project, called Maine Aqua Ventus I, is the next step in the development of UMaine’s offshore wind technology. The university in June 2013 deployed a one-eighth scale model of VolturnUS, its prototype floating turbine, in waters off Castine. The turbine began generating power that month and became the first offshore wind turbine in the Americas to send electricity into the power grid.
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