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April 21, 2014

You’ll Never Guess Which State Has the Most Wind Energy

By Justin Loiseau, Motley News  •    •  Posted 2014-04-21 06:41:52

When it comes to wind energy, not all states are created equal. They say everything’s bigger in Texas — and for wind energy and rib-eye steak, they’re right. Here’s how Texas tops the list of wind energy producers.
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U.S. Wind Energy Could Double, But It’s Deja-vu All Over Again in Congress

By Andrew Burger, TriplePundit  •    •  Posted 2014-04-21 06:42:11

Last year got off to a shaky start for the U.S. wind energy industry, but new project construction and installed generation capacity took off following belated Congressional extension of the federal renewable energy production tax credit (PTC). By year’s end a record number of wind energy projects were under construction, and new wind energy generation records had been set across the country. [ read more … ]

BLM advancing large Calif. project with measures to avoid condors, eagles

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-04-21 06:42:28

The Obama administration has completed the draft environmental analysis of a commercial-scale wind farm project in the foothills of the Tehachapi mountain range, an area that has some of the nation’s best wind resources near habitat for California condors and golden eagles. The Bureau of Land Management today released a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Tylerhorse Wind Project in Kern County, Calif., proposed to be built on about 1,200 acres of BLM land inside the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area where wind farms have been in operation for 30 years. [ read more … ]

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