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March 4, 2014

Wind energy boom blows into Northwest Iowa county

Tim Hynds, Sioux City Journal  •    •  Posted 2014-03-04 06:08:21

Lately, the vast wind resource has turned the rural Northwest Iowa county into a hotbed of economic activity. A bevy of companies are moving ahead with large-scale projects that would harness and export the renewable energy to more populated regions. The undertakings are projected to spur hundreds of millions of dollars in investment and create thousands of temporary construction jobs and hundreds of permanent jobs, as well as fill local tax coffers and grow communities that have seen an exodus in population in recent decades. [ read more … ]

Maine Governor proposes rollback of wind targets

E&E  •    •  Posted 2014-03-04 06:08:38

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has introduced legislation that would eliminate the state’s wind power target, despite criticism from environmental groups that say the move represents an attack on renewable energy. The bill would roll back a 2008 law signed by then-Gov. John Baldacci (D) that set a wind energy production target of 3,000 megawatts by 2020. [ read more … ]


BY MEAD GRUVER, ASSOCIATED PRESS  •    •  Posted 2014-03-04 06:08:57

urns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn’t smoggy California or bustling New York, but a place famous for its big, clear skies: Wyoming. But regulating greenhouse gases is a touchy subject in the least-populated state, which just recently received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval to do so.
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