STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Obama touts advances in wind power
Wind is a major topic on President Barack Obamas campaign swing through Iowa, and not by chance the White House today released a report showing wind power use is growing.
The report shows Minnesota p... Posted on 8/14/12 at 12:10 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND, LM Wind Power announces new R&D partnership in REAC building
LM Wind Power announced today the opening of its new Global Research and
Development office and a partnership involving University of North Dakota faculty and students in the REAC (Research Enterpr... Posted on 4/6/11 at 3:17 PM
The credit leads to $15 billion in annual private investment while costing about $1 billion per year. Cutting the tax incentive for wind would reduce the federal deficit by 0.001 percent. How does cutting 37,000 private-sector jobs for 1/10th of 1 percent make any sense?
The layoffs in Grand Forks are a direct result of Republican extremists who support massive federal assistance to Big Oil but oppose any and all support for home-grown renewable energy such as wind power.
Studies comparing the impacts of different energy sources consistently find wind power’s impact among the lowest — not surprising, given that wind power requires no mining or drilling for fuel, uses virtually no water and creates no air pollution, water pollution or greenhouse gases.
A federal agency approved a construction and operations plan for the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast, clearing the way for work to begin on America's first offshore wind farm as early as this fall, U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar announced Tuesday.
“On balance, Audubon strongly supports wind power as a clean alternative energy source that reduces the threat of global warming. Location, however, is important.”
That’s the official position of the National Audubon Society, and it’s a reasonable approach for society in years to come.
LM Wind Power said Wednesday that it’s opening a new lab in Grand Forks, complementing the wind turbine-blade plant in the city’s Industrial Park. The lab will work closely with UND researchers and students primarily on advanced materials for use in the blades.
Fears that whirling wind turbines could slaughter protected golden eagles have halted progress on a key piece of the federal government's push to increase renewable energy on public lands, stalling plans for billions of dollars in wind farm developments.
Jason Dearen amd Mpalo Schwartz
, December 13, 2010
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