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April 16, 2012

Wind power in Ohio enjoys growth spurt

Mark Williams, The Columbus Dispatch  •    •  Posted 2012-04-16 11:28:43

Ohio is making gains in the “green economy,” according to a new report that says the state is one of the nation’s fastest-growing new markets for wind projects. The report by the American Wind Energy Association said the state added more electricity from wind power on a percentage basis in 2011 than any other state did, although the growth came from a low starting point. [ read more … ]

Maryland Offshore Wind Again Falls Short

SHAWN J. SOPER, The Dispatch  •    •  Posted 2012-04-16 11:29:04

Despite coming much closer to prior efforts, the latest effort to develop a vast offshore wind energy farm off the coast of Ocean City failed to pass again this year. The House of Delegates had approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012, which would open the door for the development of a wind farm including as many as 40 turbines off the coast of Ocean City, but the Senate never took up the debate and the legislation died. However, it remains possible the issue could resurface in a special session. [ read more … ]

Stimulus spending hasn’t delivered on ‘green jobs’

E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-04-16 11:29:24

Three years after President Obama promised that millions of “green jobs” would sprout from $90 billion in stimulus spending earmarked for clean energy, only a small fraction have materialized. Supporters say the administration overpromised on the potential for job creation and worry that backlash could erode support for overall renewable energy policies. [ read more … ]

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