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California energy brings in 70,000 jobs in 2015

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Already providing 432,000 jobs in alternative energy, California is brining in another 70,000 jobs over the next year. Advanced Energy Economy Institute, a nonprofit cofounded by Tom Steyer, a billionaire environmental activist, reported the California projections. The report estimated that the Sacramento region already has 15,000 alternative energy jobs, the Bay Area has 104,500, the Inland Empire has 55,300 and ...

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Federal wind energy tax break put on hold

With only a few days remaining in the current session of Congress, it’s looking more and more like a federally proposed tax break for wind power will be tabled until next year, according to The Denver Post. The decision to bypass the tax break is said to be the result of President Obama taking priority in other key legislation such ...

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Illinois boasts big potential for wind energy

PEORIA — Chicago may be known as the Windy City, but Illinois might qualify as the Wind State. Not because Illinois breezes surpass the gusts that blow through Texas or western Iowa but because of wind infrastructure that’s been developed here in the Land of Lincoln. “We rate fourth (behind only Texas, Iowa and California) among the states in energy ...

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Arkansas Electric Cooperative adds wind capacity

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A southeastern Oklahoma wind farm is providing Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation with 150 megawatts of potential wind energy through a long-term power purchase agreement. The wind power is being generated by the Origin Wind Farm in Murray and Carter Counties in southeast Oklahoma. The expected annual output from the 75 turbines on the 17,600 acre farm ...

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MDU to buy southwestern North Dakota wind farm

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is buying a 43-turbine wind farm in southwestern North Dakota. Allete Clean Energy will develop the project near Hettinger. The $200 million wind farm is expected to be done in December 2015. MDU, a division of MDU Resources Group Inc., about a year ago signed an agreement to buy the wind farm’s power from ...

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Google buys up Dutch wind energy for data center

AMSTERDAM — Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building. Company officials said Tuesday that Google wants both price certainty and to ensure that the 600 million euro ($750 million) data center in Eemshaven, Netherlands — due to ...

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Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data

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WASHINGTON — A company that operates at least 13 wind-energy facilities across three states is suing in federal court to block the U.S. government from releasing information to The Associated Press about how many birds are found dead at its facilities. Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department ...

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Vestas Wind Systems announces big order

Denmark-based Vestas Wind Systems, who has four manufacturing plants in Colorado, has announced an order for 200 new wind turbines to be constructed in Minnesota and Texas, according to the Denver Business Journal. The announcement was made on Friday. Of the 200 V110-2.0 model wind turbines, 100 of them will be built for the Odell Wind Farm LLC in southern ...

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Offshore wind industry races to cut costs as subsidies drop

OFF THE COAST OF HELIGOLAND, Germany, Nov 14 – As European governments start to curb offshore renewable power subsidies, utilities, wind turbine makers and installers are racing to cut costs to help the industry survive. Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, wary of committing billions of euros when budgets are tight, have announced subsidy cuts in the past 18 months – ...

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US wind energy industry touts global leadership in new tax credit push

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The leading U.S. wind energy industry group has to be creative when it comes to ringing alarm bells for a renewal of the Production Tax Credit. After all, it’s something they do every couple of years. Now, with the PTC already a year out of date and a presumably less renewables-friendly Congress waiting in the wings, there’s greater urgency than ...

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