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AWEA, clean energy groups partner on campaign | Opinion: Strong wind, proximity to population make offshore wind attractive | Editorial: Texas shows how to cut carbon emissions without regulations Created for firstname.lastname@example.org | Web Version
March 1, 2017
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AWEA, clean energy groups partner on campaignThe American Wind Energy Association, Advanced Energy Economy, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and other clean energy groups recently held a campaign to tout clean energy's role in creating well-paying jobs and driving economic growth. The #CleanEnergyJobs campaign took place Feb. 22 and highlighted the fact that the clean energy industry employs more than 3 million Americans.Associations Now online (2/28)Opinion: Strong wind, proximity to population make offshore wind attractiveOffshore wind has a lot going for it, including the fact that most large population centers are near the ocean and that it can use taller turbines to access stronger wind speeds, writes Rain Mountain President RP Siegel. "Governments around the world already are jumping in to take advantage of this opportunity," he writes.GreenBiz.com/Just Means (3/1)Editorial: Texas shows how to cut carbon emissions without regulationsMarket forces -- not regulations -- are part of the reason Texas is home to a greater installed wind capacity than any other state in the US, writes the editorial board of the San Antonio Express-News. The board argues that other states could learn from Texas, which is expected to cut its carbon dioxide emissions 28% below 2005 levels by 2035 without aggressive clean energy standards.San Antonio Express-News (tiered subscription model) (2/28)
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Vestas wins 174-turbine supply deal in USVestas Wind Systems has won a contract to supply an undisclosed customer in the US with 174 turbines. Vestas says it will manufacture the machines in Colorado.The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Denver (2/28)Muirhall Energy, WWS Renewables launch 8.25-MW project in ScotlandMuirhall Energy and WWS Renewables have begun operations at their 8.25-megawatt, three-turbine Muirhall South project in Scotland. The project, the third phase of the duo's Muirhall wind farm, features 2.75-MW machines from General Electric.ReNews.biz (U.K.) (3/1)
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Siemens, SkySpecs to deploy turbine inspection drones
(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)Siemens has signed a deal with SkySpecs to deploy drones to inspect land-based and offshore turbines. "The autonomous drone technology supports our Digitalization at Wind initiative in generating high-quality field data about the condition of our wind turbines," said Siemens Wind Power Chief Technology Officer Ruediger Knauf.ReNews.biz (U.K.) (2/28)
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Oil, wind producers should work together, attorney saysOil and wind energy producers have a lot in common -- they both use the latest technology to drive down costs and improve production, especially in states such as Oklahoma, says McAfee & Taft attorney Tracy Poole. The two industries can coexist easily as long as each industry is allowed its own space, he said.Tulsa World (Okla.) (3/1)
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