A personal quest to promote the use of wind energy and hydrogen technology in the Great Lakes area of the United States. The Great Lakes area is in a unique position to become an energy exporting region through these and other renewable energy technologies. *Update 2014: Just do it everywhere - Dan*
Wind energy has become an important economic tool for Iowa, creating jobs and attracting private investment, writes Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. "We stand ready to help educate newly elected leaders around the country how strategic investments in wind energy infrastructure can lead to long-term, low-cost energy that's good for business and creates jobs," he writes.
Four groups have filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management over its offshore wind development area off the coast of New York. The groups argue that BOEM failed to properly investigate the potential impact of offshore wind development on wildlife and the fishing industry.
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The New York Power Authority has finished building a substation in Franklin County, N.Y., that will help carry wind energy from EDP Renewables North America's 77.7-megawatt Jericho Rise project into the New York City area, according to the grid operator.
Carbon emissions from energy sources in the US are on track to reach a 25-year low in 2016, according to the Energy Department. The use of renewable energy sources, including wind, increased in the first half of the year.
The Lyon County Commission in Kansas voted to approve a zoning change that will enable an RES Americas wind energy project to move forward. "Going forward RES is now more free to market the electricity from the project," said company official Jeff Sabins.
The government of Sweden has rejected an offshore wind farm that would have featured up to 700 turbines and a total capacity of about 2.5 gigawatts, according to Blekinge Offshore. The government said that the project would have interfered with military operations.
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These stories were selected and summarized by independent editors at SmartBrief Inc., not by AWEA's staff, and do not represent AWEA positions. They reflect the variety of daily coverage of American wind power.