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March 22, 2012

Energy official visits Iowa, urges action on wind credit

/Dan Piller/,The Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted 2012-03-22 11:45:47

Deputy U.S. Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman toured the TPI Composites plant that makes wind turbine blades Wednesday, and talked up the need for Congress to extend tax credits for wind projects that will expire at the end of the year. Probably nobody among the 700-plus TPI employees at the plant would disagree with Poneman’s stance on the tax credit. Their jobs may depend on it. [ read more … ]

Imagining Carbon Emissions in Underground Exile

RACHEL NUWER, NewYork Times  •    •  Posted 2012-03-22 11:46:11

n a perfect world, greenhouse gas emissions would be on the decline in the near future, with fossil fuels replaced by clean sources of energy like wind and solar. But current emissions are so daunting that the chances of the planet cleaning up its act in a timely manner are slim. “It’s such a big number that it’s sort of hard to grasp what it means,” said Ruben Juanes, a geoscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “With emissions as enormous as they are right now, even if we try to deploy alternate energy technologies as quickly as possible, there’s still going to be a huge source of emissions from fossil fuels that we’d better address.” [ read more … ]

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