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July 21, 2014

McCarthy set to make first Hill appearance on power plant rule — but will she change any minds?

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-07-21 06:50:36

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will face a Senate committee Wednesday whose members have largely already made up their minds about whether or not to support her agency’s proposal to curb existing power plant greenhouse gas emissions.
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Wind Turbines Could Rule Tornado Alley

By James Conca, Forbes  •    •  Posted 2014-07-21 06:50:56

The reason that Pilger, Nebraska was so badly hit by tornados last month is the same reason that wind is a great energy source inTornado Alley. The wind blows hard and often. So wind energy should be the major part of a sustainable energy mix in this region of the United States. We don’t yet know how to protect our towns from tornados, although we’ve gotten very good at protecting our people with new shelters. But we do know how to harness that power using wind turbines. [ read more … ]

Colorado a hub for wind pow

SARAH COTTRELL, executive director, Interwest Energy Alliance, The Pueblo Chieftain  •    •  Posted 2014-07-21 06:51:16

Over the years, Colorado has been a clean energy leader thanks to creative, ambitious citizens and well-designed policies. Given that legacy of innovation, the state is now a hub for clean, affordable wind power, and stands to gain immensely from wind’s continued growth. Of course, the people of Pueblo are no stranger to wind power’s benefits. The Vestas facility here is one of four in Colorado, providing hundreds of skilled, well-paying jobs. Those facilities are part of a vast supply chain that employs more than 3,000 people in the state, in disciplines from operations and maintenance to manufacturing and other support sectors. [ read more … ]

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