22 Sep '12, 6pm

Last gasp for #Wind?

Department of Energy The Caithness Shepherds Flat wind farm near Arlington, Ore. The wind industry’s main trade association is predicting that new installations will fall to zero without a renewal of the production tax credit, which applies only to projects finished by New Year’s Eve. Since renewal is iffy, some wind machine factories are already shutting down, as my colleague Diane Cardwell reported on Friday. From another perspective, this is the moment for the feast before the famine: the impending deadline means that a surge of projects are approaching completion. On Saturday, officials will cut the ribbon on what some people say is the largest onshore wind farm in the United States, Shepherds Flat in north-central Oregon. (We will defer to whatever the Guinness Book of World Records decides; the title of biggest depends on whether the Alta Wind Energy Center in the Te...

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September 22, 2012, 1:00 pm Wind Sprints to the Cliff By MATTHEW L. WALD Department of Energy The Caithness Shepherds Flat...

Wind Sprints to the Cliff

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September 22, 2012, 1:00 pm Wind Sprints to the Cliff By MATTHEW L. WALD Department of Energy The Caithness Shepherds Flat...

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Department of Energy The Caithness Shepherds Flat wind farm near Arlington, Ore. The wind industry’s main trade associatio...

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greenbiz.com 21 Sep '12, 2pm

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Germany: Solar Passes Wind

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Direct Drive Wind Turbine Design Could Transform Offshore Wind

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treehugger.com 21 Sep '12, 7pm

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bwea.com 21 Sep '12, 3pm

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Romney opposes key support to wind industry, also opposes Obama not helping wind industry: Huh?

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grist.org 20 Sep '12, 8pm

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Romney Gets a Wind Power Tax Credit Smackdown from Starbucks, Yahoo!, & Others

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cleantechnica.com 19 Sep '12, 3pm

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By 2030, wind energy will employ 479,000 people in Europe; 294,000 will be in offshore wind.

By 2030, wind energy will employ 479,000 people...

ewea.org 27 Sep '12, 2pm

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US's biggest ever wind farm comes online #green

windpowermonthly.com 24 Sep '12, 8am

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Starbucks steps up for wind energy; Congress yawns

Starbucks steps up for wind energy; Congress yawns

grist.org 18 Sep '12, 10pm

After all, it’s wind power that creates the foam on your coffee. (Photo by Ben Adams.) On Tuesday, a group of 19 companies...

French wind power development zones scrapped:

windpowermonthly.com 18 Sep '12, 2pm

The wind industry has been arguing for the suppression of ZDEs on the grounds that they have been made redundant by the in...