27 Aug '11, 12am

24 Governors Ask Obama to Focus on Wind Energy Deployment

24 Governors Ask Obama to Focus on Wind Energy Deployment

Establishing a combined intergovernmental state-federal task force on wind energy development to “ensure the Administration’s wind energy goals are met.” Expanding the Department of Energy’s renewable energy programs to “focus not only on technology research and innovation, but also on technology deployment and market development,” noting that, “these are precisely the types of efforts other nations are utilizing to successfully compete with the United States. We must recognize that a scientific breakthrough five or 10 years from now, plus several more years for commercial acceptance, will be of little value if our wind industry has been relegated to minor players in the global marketplace.” Improved collaboration on siting new wind turbines : “… [W]e believe wind energy and wildlife protection are entirely compatible and we urge a prompt resolution of the Wind Energy Guid...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/26/24-governors-ask-obam...

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