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April 5, 2012

GE sees green in expanding Ontario wind power market

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-05 11:00:47

In one of the biggest announcements this year for the domestic wind energy industry, General Electric Co. said yesterday that it will provide advanced technology turbines to nine new North American wind farms in the coming months, amounting to 650 megawatts of new emissions-free power generation. But the investment won’t be happening in the United States, where wind energy developers remain in a holding pattern while Congress debates whether to extend renewable energy tax credits that provide a 2.2-cent-per-kilowatt-hour tax benefit to wind farm owners. [ read more … ]

Pickens Plans for Small Scale Texas Wind Power

Andrew Herndon, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2012-04-05 11:01:11

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens is building a 377-megawatt wind farm in Texas, three years after shelving plans for a project about ten times as big that would’ve been the world’s largest. Mesa Power Group LLC, the Dallas-based renewable energy company Pickens created in 2007, is co-developing the Stephens Bor-Lynn wind farm with Wind Tex Energy LP, according to a statement today. [ read more … ]

Lugar put on defensive on energy issues

Maureen Groppe, Gannett Washington Bureau  •    •  Posted 2012-04-05 11:01:32

The Indiana Republican speaks out repeatedly on the costs of “our oil addiction” and how the reliance on imported oil makes the U.S. less secure. He’s crossed party lines to support higher fuel efficiency standards, and strongly advocates for biofuels. He drives a hybrid car and regularly honors Hoosier “energy patriots” who have taken steps to improve America’s energy security.When Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis created a center to study renewable energy in 2007, they named the center after Lugar. [ read more … ]

Wall Street, industry call for massive N.Y. transmission investment

Colin Sullivan, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-05 11:01:53

A panel of power experts today warned that the East Coast’s most populous state will have to replace 40 percent of its electricity transmission over the next three decades to keep up with regulations and replace aging generation with more diverse supply. Appearing at Columbia University here, the experts said three drivers — power plant age, transmission congestion and new Clean Air Act rules that go into effect in 2015 — will accelerate the Empire State’s need for an unprecedented wave of line construction. [ read more … ]

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