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MidAmerican Energy Proposes $280 Million Wind Project

10 October 2014

Iowa’s Adam’s County will get a new wind farm as MidAmerican Energy Company announced plans today to open a new wind farm and expand a second site in O’Brien County in 2015, investing $280 million in wind turbines. MidAmerican, the nation’s leader in wind-powered generators, proposed a wind project that would result in the installation [...]

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In Many Locations, Wind Power Is a Sound Investment

06 November 2012

Investment in wind power — whether by a government, utility or consumer — is a sound strategy if the benefits outweigh the costs. How costs and benefits are evaluated can be different in each case, but usually our primary considerations are financial. So we could say that an investment is wise if it returns more [...]

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Energy Deregulation Needs to Expand

25 October 2012

During the past twenty years, several states have embraced deregulation of the energy market and it has proven to be a boon for the wind industry. It’s simple. People want to go green, and having a deregulated energy market makes it easy for them to choose an electricity supplier that only purchases energy generated by [...]

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Wind Power Tax Break Fails in Senate

15 March 2012

In a move that Democratic Senator Mark Udall claims could destroy the wind energy industry in the US, the extension of a federal tax break for wind energy production failed in the Senate on Tuesday. The vote was 49-49 on an amendment to another bill, but it had needed 60 votes to pass. The tax [...]

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Wind Farm Off Shore of Cumbrian, UK to be World’s Biggest

10 February 2012

Expected to produce enough electricity for 320,000 homes in the UK and be marked as the world’s largest wind farm, the new 367 megawatt Walney wind farm project 6km off the Cumbrian coast opened yesterday. The $1 billion pound (US$1.58 billion) project is a joint venture between SSE, OPW and DONG Energy that includes 102 [...]

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Donald Trump Says Alex Salmond is ‘Destroying’ Scotland With Wind Farms

10 February 2012

Donald Trump needs no introduction, but let’s start off with with the reminder that when Trump came to Scotland and proposed his new golf course in Aberdeenshire, Trump International – Scotland, it was Alex Salmond who stuck his neck out against widespread opposition from the locals and supported the controversial course. Now Trump has turned [...]

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President Obama was gave a speech today on the importance of green energy opportunities as a crucial component for economic growth in rural America and described the current unemployment situation as a “silent crisis.”

Wind power was at the forefront of the speech as he delivered it at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa.

“One study suggests that if we pursue our full potential for wind energy, and everything else goes right, wind could generate as much as 20% of America’s electricity 20 years from now — that’s right 20%,” Obama stated.

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