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October 14, 2014

Michigan’s wind energy industry soaring

By Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press  •    •  Posted 2014-10-14 06:18:40

The shift to renewable energy sources in Michigan — particularly wind — has picked up in the past few years and could get more of a boost as the Obama administration seeks a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, advocates and utility companies say. That could mean more investment and more jobs to add to Michigan’s modest energy sector profile of about 83,000 workers. One recent study concluded targeted local investment in wind and other renewable energy could support nearly 21,000 jobs in the state by next year. [ read more … ]

Here’s The Real Reason Why The Offshore Wind Energy Industry Has The Happies

 by Tina Casey , Clean Technica  •    •  Posted 2014-10-14 06:19:04

The mood was upbeat at last week’s offshore wind industry conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 7 and 8. The massive, long-awaited Cape Wind and Block Island offshore wind energy projects are kicking into high gear from the private sector, the Interior Department is steaming full speed ahead with the leasing process for additional Atlantic coast sites, and earlier this year the Energy Department announced federal funding for two more Atlantic coast projects that will serve as R&D platforms for cutting edge, cost-reducing offshore wind energy technologies. [ read more … ]

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