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Report: Wind power provided 10% of Texas' total electricity in 2014

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Report: Wind power provided 10% of Texas' total electricity in 2014 | Opinion: It's time for conservatives to rally behind clean energy | District court rules in favor of SunEdison Maine wind farm
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Report: Wind power provided 10% of Texas' total electricity in 2014
Wind energy provided 10.6% of Texas' total electricity in 2014, up from 6.2% in 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration. "The growth in wind generation is a result of new wind plants coming online and grid expansions that have allowed more wind power to flow through the system to consumers," the EIA said. CleanTechnica (2/24)
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Opinion: It's time for conservatives to rally behind clean energy
Many states are embracing clean energy, including wind energy and solar power -- and the time has come for Republicans to support it on a national scale as well, argues Michele Combs, president and founder of Young Conservatives for Energy Reform. Energy policy is a bipartisan issue, and many states with wind farms are traditionally red states, she writes. "Conservative states are benefiting from clean energy. So is the rest of the nation. Now is the time for Republicans to show national leadership on this winning issue," she writes. Breaking Energy (2/24)
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District court rules in favor of SunEdison Maine wind farm
A district court judge has dismissed an appeal claiming federal regulators should not have approved SunEdison's Oakfield wind farm in Maine. The 148-megawatt project includes 48 Vestas V112 3 MW wind turbines. The project is expected to begin operations this year. (U.K.) (2/25)
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Dakota Power files appeal to build meteorological towers in S.D.
Dakota Power Community Wind filed an appeal with the Lincoln County Commission on Tuesday after the Lincoln County, S.D., zoning board denied the company's request to build five meteorological towers in the area, said Lincoln County Planning and Zoning Director Paul Asleson. Erecting the meteorological towers and evaluating the area's potential for wind power could take up to three years, added Dakota Power representatives. Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (tiered subscription model) (2/24)
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Finnish wind farm developer to buy 100% stake in project
Suomen Hyotytuuli Oy will purchase the remaining stake in the Annankangas wind farm in Finland from Metsahallitus, the company it has been jointly developing the project with. The wind farm will include 10 wind turbines and could have a total capacity of 50 megawatts. "Gaining full ownership of the Annankangas wind farm supports our growth target in the best possible way," said Suomen Hyotytuuli Project Development Manager Miia Wallen. (U.K.) (2/24)
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Inox to invest $750M in India's wind industry
Inox Wind has unveiled plans to invest $750 million in the Indian state of Gujarat to build wind farms with a total capacity of 700 megawatts. The company said that it expects to get some money from an upcoming initial public offering and will raise an additional $165 million with Indian stock exchange listings. India has set a goal to increase its land-based installed wind energy capacity to 60 gigawatts by 2022. CleanTechnica (2/25)
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Study: Renewables supplied 14.9% of U.K. electricity in 2013
The amount of power renewable energy sources contributed to the U.K. more than doubled from 2010 to 2013 from 6.8% to 14.9%, according to the U.K. Office of National Statistics. Offshore wind farms provided 21% of the total power provided by renewables in the nation in 2013, the report added. New Scientist (2/24)
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Okla. House committee advances bill to restrict wind industry
The Oklahoma House Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would create new siting requirements for the state's wind industry. According to the bill, wind farm developers would need to hold a public hearing and notify landowners before beginning construction. The bill also would also set new restrictions on the distance required between wind turbines and airports and schools. The Republic (Columbus, Ind.)/The Associated Press (2/24)
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Large-scale wind farms face challenges in Ohio, experts say
Ohio's decision to put its renewable energy targets on hold for a two-year period last summer combined with new rules limiting where large-scale wind farms can be built have resulted in challenges for the state's wind industry, say observers. "These policies are definitely not good for clean energy, but I wouldn't say it's a death blow at all," said Lake Erie Energy Development spokesman Eric Ritter. A legislative panel is slated to review Ohio's renewable energy standard. Electric Light & Power online/The Associated Press (2/24)
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Help us promote wind power with #iheartwind
In light of Valentine's Day, we launched a social media campaign #iheartwind that will be running all month. The campaign is to promote the variety of reasons that people love this clean, affordable, homegrown energy source. Learn more and participate.
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AWEA Wind Project Siting Seminar coming up
AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan will provide the siting seminar keynote address at the AWEA Project Siting Seminar, taking place March 10 and 11 in Austin, Texas. The diverse sessions will provide key updates and information for all segments of the wind energy industry. Register today.
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