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September 4, 2014

Denmark’s Wind Power Output Rises to Record in First Half

By KJETIL MALKENES HOVLAND, Wall Street Journal  •    •  Posted 2014-09-04 06:47:58

“This is a record,” said “The high share is partly due to more wind than usual, and partly due to a 650-megawatt growth in wind power capacity in 2013.” Wind energy accounted for 33.2% of the country’s energy consumption in 2013, out of an annual electricity consumption of 33.5 terawatt hours. Boosted by stable subsidies for renewable energy, Denmark has so far installed more than 5,000 wind turbines with a total capacity of 4.8 gigawatts, according to the Danish Energy Agency. [ read more … ]

Steyer PAC hires 700 in 7 states to make climate ‘dominant issue’

Elana Schor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-09-04 06:48:18

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate political action committee has opened more than 20 offices and hired more than 700 people across the seven states where his largely self-funded operation plans to spend millions of dollars more to help elect Senate and gubernatorial candidates who support broad action on climate change, his aides said today. [ read more … ]

Energy chat reveals color change may protect birds from wind turbines

By Tracy Overstreet, Grand Island Independent  •    •  Posted 2014-09-04 06:48:41

Those dazzling white wind turbine blades that are often seen being trucked across Nebraska highways may be up for a color change. “Less birds fly into black blades,” said Tim Frentz, the founder of the Helping Hands Network and co-owner of the Nebraska Green Fuels Co-op, both renewable energy organizations. The comment came as representatives from the Center for Rural Affairs and Bold Nebraska met Tuesday night at the Chocolate Bar in downtown Grand Island with a handful of renewable energy enthusiasts. [ read more … ]

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