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The Benefits of Wind Energy in Iowa: A Valuable, Reliable Crop for This Agricultural State

October 25, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Wind Energy in Iowa

Iowa wind continues to blow away critics of the potential for clean energy to lead to economic growth. Governor Branstad announced that MidAmerican Energy plans to add 67 wind turbines in Adams and O’Brien counties by the end of 2015, equaling 162 megawatts of new wind generation capacity.[read more]

24 Hours of Reality: China's Wind Quest [VIDEO]

October 25, 2014 by Sheila Oliva

China and Wind Energy

Former United States Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is the Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project. Its aim is to bring millions of people together, so with one collective voice they can demand change from global leaders and force them to help shape the clean-energy future.[read more]

Industry Input Sought by New Wind-Energy Research Center

October 22, 2014 by Christine Gillette

A new research center led by UMass Lowell and supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation is bringing industry and university experts in wind energy development together in an attempt to solve mutual problems and advance the field.[read more]

Technology Advances Wind Energy Development

September 18, 2014 by Dan Liggett

Wind Energy and Tech

There have been significant improvements of late to equipment used to produce energy from wind. Towers are taller. Rotor diameters and blades are longer. Gearboxes, generators and bearings are more reliable. Onboard sensors are more effective at measuring and recording data.[read more]

Transmission Links to Enable Wind Energy

September 17, 2014 by Adam Whitmore
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Wind Energy Transmission

The availability of long distance energy transmission systems can help to continuously smooth out variations in the availability of wind power, but it helps solar less. A good policy needs to enable long-distance links to allow continuing increases in wind generation.[read more]

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Turning Wind Energy into a Waltz

July 29, 2014 by Sheila Oliva
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Wind Energy Music

It might seem inevitable now that Fort Madison, Iowa, would become a production site for a substantial supply of wind turbine blades. Wind, after all, has always been in the air in that state for as long as Americans can remember.[read more]

Chart: Wind Energy Dominates the 37GW of Power Under Construction

April 29, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Wind Dominance

Last October, renewable energy accounted for nearly 100 percent of all new generation capacity in the US. For the first quarter of 2014, the FERC found that renewable energy sources, primarily wind and solar, made up more than 90 percent of new installed power capacity.[read more]

Obstructing Maine's Business and Energy Future: Why Governor LePage is Standing in the Way of Wind Energy

February 5, 2014 by Clean Energy Leadership Institute
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Maine and Wind

Maine is a potential hotbed for new wind energy production. Over the past decade, hundreds of wind turbines have been constructed, many in rural areas. These wind energy projects have created hundreds of jobs and now power around 160,000 homes throughout the state.[read more]