Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A battle is looming over renewable energy, and fossil fuel interests are losing - The Washington Post

EARTHWORKS: Tell President Obama We Need Renewable Energy Now!

Moab tailings cleanup reaches 5-year mark | Deseret News

Sheriff: 2 killed, 9 hurt in West Texas oil field explosion (updated) | Latest News - KTXS Home

Train carrying crude oil derails in downtown Lynchburg - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia News

‘Scientific American’ editor: Fox censored my discussion of climate change as ‘future trend’

Justices Back Rule Limiting Coal Pollution -

On the News With Thom Hartmann: Obama Delays Decision on Keystone Pipeline, and More

Can Monsanto conquer the Superweeds?

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Union of Concerned Scientists

Urge Congress to fund sustainable agriculture research to find lasting solutions to farming challenges.

Can Monsanto conquer the Superweeds?

Tune in to this summer's newest superhero saga and then take action to support the true heroes of modern agriculture.

A Real Superhero for Agriculture's Challenges

Dear Daniel,

It's an age-old battle: farmer versus the villainous weed. For as long as we've tried to grow our own food in the soil, weeds have tried to thwart us. Today, the problem has reached true crisis proportions, while taking on a scary new twist.

Two decades ago, Monsanto introduced a superhero that was supposed to save the day for farmers once and for all—the Roundup Ready system. Roundup Ready seeds were genetically engineered to tolerate Monsanto's herbicide, Roundup.

But the weeds came back stronger than ever and revealed this superhero's fatal flaw…

Watch our video to learn more and take action to support the true heroes who stand ready to come to the rescue.

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That's right, Apple! We are more powerful than we think!

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Apple act Different. Donate today to support fair labor rights!
Dear Daniel Stafford,
Donate today to end smartphone sweatshops!
Ever notice how shiny the screen is on a new iPhone?

It looks so perfect because a worker was forced to use n-hexane or other dangerous chemicals to polish it. N-hexane is a toxic chemical carefully regulated in U.S. workplaces because exposure can lead to severe nerve damage.

But in China, Apple is turning a blind eye to the reckless use of toxic chemicals in factories — exposing young workers to severe health effects such as leukemia, lymphoma, cancer, nerve damage, and reproductive complications.

Do you know the saddest part?

Switching to a safer chemical alternative would cost Apple as little as a $1 per iPhone.

A minuscle sum for a company that generated profits over $37 billion last year.

So on Friday, when we held our first public protest at the Apple store in NYC, we were amused by the company's newest slogan, "You are more powerful than you think."

I couldn't have said it better!

You have the power to demand Apple clean up its act! Donate today to end smartphone sweatshops.

Apple has kept this shameful conduct hidden, but filmmakers Heather White & Lynn Zhang show the hard truth about safety abuses at electronics factories in China in their documentary, Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics. You can watch this shocking documentary at

Please make a donation to protect workers in electronics factories today!


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Announcing: United For Bikes

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People for Bikes

Celebrate the power of bicycles to change lives.

This National Bike Month, we're teaming up with international bike non-profit World Bicycle Relief to celebrate the power of bicycling to change lives, no matter where you live.

Please watch our United For Bikes campaign video and join the celebration!

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Watch the Trailer for our New Film "6"

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Our New Film "6" is Coming Soon

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove) assembles a team of artists and activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction.

Whether infiltrating notorious black markets with guerilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment, "6" will change the way we see the world and our role within it.


"6" will be released this Fall — We'll send out updates on where you can see the film as more info becomes available. Stay tuned!


Watch the brand new trailer for "6" — We're not just making a movie, we're starting a movement.

Join us.

OPS Team at Tribeca


We hosted a special one-time only Work in Progress screening of the film at the Tribeca Film Festival last Friday to a sold out house and a standing ovation. Some fans said "6," which will be finished this fall, is better than "The Cove." If you were at the screening we'd love to hear your feedback via our survey.


Check out our recently launched Microsite for "6", made possible with the generous support of Vulcan Productions. 




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Plane Crash Kills Four At South Dakota Wind Farm

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Report: Plane Crash Kills Four At South Dakota Wind Farm
on 29 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
On April 27, a small airplane crashed on the site of NextEra Energy's South Dakota Wind Energy Center, killing all four passengers on board. According to an Associated Press report, the single-engine Piper aircraft crashed 10 miles south of Highmore, S.D., killing the pilot and three passengers. The plane was [read more]
Vegas-Bound AWEA Releases Modest First Quarter Numbers: Is PTC Extension In The Cards?
on 29 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
As it readies for the annual WINDPOWER 2014 Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas next week, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports that 214 MW of installed capacity was energized during the first quarter of 2014. While modest by 2010 and 2011 standards, AWEA reports that the 133 turbines [read more]
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Maine Students Set To Compete In Blade Design Challenge
on 29 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Maine high school students are readying themselves for the sixth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge on May 2. Developed by Maine Composites Alliance, in partnership with the Maine Ocean & Wind Industry Initiative, the contest partners high school teams with Maine-based advanced composites manufacturers to research, design and manufacture model [read more]
Gearbox Express Adds Wind Industry Veteran
on 29 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Mukwonago, Wis.-based services provider Gearbox Express has named James Snelson as director of engineering. Previously, Snelson was turbine engineering manager at Dallas-based Infigen Energy and operations engineer at GL Garrad Hassan America. He has more than 12 years of experience in the design and analysis of rotating equipment in both [read more]


Gamesa To Upgrade Wind Turbines For GDF Subsidiary
on 29 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Gamesa is upgrading 19 wind turbines in the south of France for GDF SUEZ subsidiary La Compagnie du Vent.  As part of the contract, Gamesa will implement algorithm improvement software and install the Gamesa Premium Availability program in 14 wind turbines. The turbine manufacturer will also reinforce the frame on [read more]
Senvion To Supply 27 Wind Turbines At France-Based Wind Farms
on 29 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Turbine manufacturer Senvion says it will install and maintain 27 wind turbines at four France-based wind farms being developed by European supplier ENERTRAG. According to Senvion, the company's MM100 2 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 100 meters will power three of the wind farms. By capturing wind [read more]


Vestas Begins Construction At First Utility-Scale Project In Jordan
on 29 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Vestas reports that construction is underway at Al Tafilah, Jordan's first utility-scale wind farm.  According to Vestas, civil work has begun at the 117 MW project, adding that 38 wind turbines will be delivered over the coming months. The first turbines will begin to produce electricity during the first quarter [read more]
Siemens, GE In Race For Alstom
on 28 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Less than a week after media reports surfaced claiming that GE was pursuing Alstom, fellow behemoth Siemens has joined the fray to acquire the France-based industrial provider. On April 28, Siemens said a delegation would meet with French President Francois Hollande and other high-ranking French political leaders. The day before, [read more]


Project Construction Resumes As Warm Weather (Finally) Returns To Michigan
on 28 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Consumers Energy says warmer weather will allow it to resume construction of the 105 MW Cross Winds Energy Park, located in Tuscola County, Mich. The wind farm will include 62 wind turbines, with a capacity of 105 MW when it begins operating later this year. Wind turbine components are scheduled [read more]
Gamesa Signs Supply Contract In India
on 28 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Gamesa says it has signed an agreement for the supply of 100 MW to Indian wind power developer and operator Greenko. This order falls under the umbrella of the 300 MW framework agreement reached in 2013, under which orders for 250 MW for installation at various wind complexes have already [read more]


Nordex Receives Research Loan From EIB
on 28 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide Nordex SE with a loan of EUR 100 million for the turbine manufacturer's research and development program. In an effort to achieve grid parity, Nordex says it will work with European Union (EU) suppliers and research entities to develop efficient technical solutions to [read more]
NaiKun Nets $700,000 Private Placement
on 28 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
NaiKun Wind Energy Group says it received a much-needed financial boost from Joseph Houssian, a director at the company. According to NaiKun, the C$700,000 capital infusion will be used for "general corporate purposes and working capital" for the further development of the 396 MW Haida Energy Field Project, an offshore [read more]
GE Unit Surpasses $10 Billion In Renewable Energy Investments
on 25 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
GE Energy Financial Services says it has exceeded $10 billion in renewable energy investment commitments worldwide. The investments include $8 billion in more than 12 GW of wind farms and $1.7 billion in 1 GW of solar power installations, with the balance in other renewables. According to the U.S.-based company, [read more]
Goldwind To Supply 215 MW Wind Farm In Panama
on 25 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Goldwind USA has received an order from InterEnergy Holdings to supply turbines for the 215 MW Penonome wind project, located in the province of Cocle, Panama. The order is for 86 units of 2.5 MW permanent-magnet direct-drive turbines and represents Goldwind's largest international sale. In addition to supplying the wind [read more]
Vestas Receives Turbine Order For 33 MW Danish Wind Farm
on 25 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Long-time Vestas customer European Energy has placed a 33 MW turbine order for the Ulvemosen project, to be financed in collaboration with Danish pension fund Sampension. Located in Varde, Denmark, the Ulvemosen project will feature 10 of Vestas' V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, and the deal includes a 15-year Active Output [read more]
Exelon Extends Turbine Service Contract With Suzlon
on 25 Apr 2014 by NAW Staff
Exelon has extended its agreements with Suzlon Wind Energy Corp.'s service group to continue servicing 231 Suzlon S88 and S64 wind turbine generators adding up to 408.5 MW. "Exelon is one of Suzlon Groups largest and long-standing customers and sets very high standards for wind turbine operations, maintenance and safety, [read more]

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