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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 21, 2012

Midwestern Voters Willing to Pay More for Clean Energy

  •  Minnesota Environmental Partnership  •  Posted 2012-02-21 12:31:11

A majority of voters in four Midwestern states are willing to pay $6 a month on their electricity bills to help promote clean energy and energy efficiency, according to a telephone poll of 1,600 voters in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. [ read more … ]

Seeing which way the wind blows in Nebraska

Paul Hammel  •  OMAHA WORLD-HERALD  •  Posted 2012-02-21 12:31:37

Wind energy has long been seen as a tremendous but untapped opportunity to help rural Nebraska communities, ranchers and farmers, who lease out their land for the giant wind turbines. As of January, neighboring Iowa had 4,322 megawatts of wind energy capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association — ranking second nationally, behind only Texas. [ read more … ]

Offshore wind exerts wide appeal in Md.

Aaron C. Davis and Greg Masters  •  Washington Post  •  Posted 2012-02-21 12:31:55

When Maryland lawmakers return this week to a debate about offshore wind power, talk likely will focus on the minutiae of how much a subsidy for the fledgling industry will cost ratepayers. “I have been working on clean-energy issues for the last 10 years, and I have never seen an issue that mobilizes and captures the imagination of the public as much,” Mike Tidwell, president of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, recently told a gathering of green-energy financiers meeting in the District. “In offshore wind, you’ve got a solution that strikes the average person as sufficient to the scale of the problem. You’ve got something visionary, something large, something that looks and feels like the future.” [ read more … ]

Texas wind boom busies Port of Houston

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-02-21 12:32:13

The Texas wind boom has prompted a big increase in the number of wind turbine parts passing through the Port of Houston. In 2011, 55,800 tons of wind equipment sailed into Houston from foreign ports, nearly twice the tonnage from the previous year.
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