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1 hr ago | Scientific American

Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid

Frequency regulation is the process through which the grid operator maintains the frequency of the grid's alternating current at a precise, predetermined level. In the United States, for example, grids are strictly controlled to put out electric current with a frequency of 60 Hertz.

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5 hrs ago | Reuters

Germany unveils Europe's biggest battery plant

Germany switched on Europe's largest commercial battery plant on Tuesday, an installation powered by 25,600 lithium-ion batteries that will help stabilize the region's growing supply of renewable energy. The 6-million-euro plant, the size of a school gymnasium, is designed to help even out short-term fluctuations that sometimes accompany power from renewable sources as Germany continues to raises its share of renewable energy from about 25 percent currently to 40-45 percent by 2025 and 55-60 percent by 2035.

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5 hrs ago | Utility Products

Connecticut Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation

The Connecticut Supreme Court announced Monday a unanimous decision backing a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind energy project. The court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents of the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook in northwestern Connecticut .

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9 hrs ago | Business Journal

Duke Energy unit lands service contract with Texas wind project

Duke Energy Renewable Services will provide operation and maintenance services for the 283-megawatt Gulf Wind energy project in Armstrong, Texas, under a long-term contract. The commercial unit of Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. says its deal with wind farm owner Pattern Energy Group Inc. is for three years, with the contract starting in November.

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11 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Ohio Sees $4.58 Billion in Possible Wind Power Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

Within this article: Details of key windfarm projects in Ohio from major companies such as Invenergy LLC, EverPower Wind Holdings Incorporated, Iberdrola S.A. and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation. Industrial Info Resources , with global headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, three offices in North America and 10 international offices, is the leading provider of global market intelligence specializing in the industrial process, heavy manufacturing and energy markets.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Invenergy, Sugar Land, TX

16 hrs ago | MoneyWeek

How to profit from the future of wind power

Technological advances have reduced the subsidies needed to make wind energy economical. But the perception lingers that it is a waste of money.

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18 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Abundant wind, efficient diesel cuts energy costs for St. George

OPINION: St. George can catch the wind, get more out of diesel to cut energy costs and create opportunity. Pictured: The city of St. George on St. George Island.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Denver Post

Caldwell: Windmill politics makes for strange bird-fellows

Colorado Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, wants to impose regulations on Colorado windmills to reduce the number of birds they kill. Nope.

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USA Today

Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers

Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with buildings such as cell towers, says a study Monday. As wind power expands nationwide, critics New Study Provides Most Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with buildings such as cell towers, says a study Monday.

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Ag Professional

Towers under 200 feet are dangers to ag pilots

The National Agricultural Aviation Association issued a report about a California aerial applicator court case being settled with a $6.7 million judgment to the pilot's family against a group of defendants. The association contends the settlement establishes a standard of care as to the use of a meteorological evaluation tower for wind prospecting in agricultural areas.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Chafee sees state as future leader in wind energy

Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states. Cape Wind announced Friday it had signed a lease agreement with Massachusetts.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Chafee, US Politics, US Governors, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, New Bedford, MA, Bedford, MA

JD Supra

Some PURPA Qualifying Facilities are More Qualified Than Others

In a fascinating decision last week, a divided panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Texas Public Utilities Commission had authority to limit the universe of "Qualifying Facilities" under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act which can choose to enter into a "legally enforceable obligation" requiring a utilities to purchase power from a renewable energy producer. The decision could be a big problem for wind power facilities in jurisdictions less than fully hospitable to renewable energy.

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WTNH

Conn. Supreme Court backs wind energy regulation

The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project. In a decision announced Monday, the court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents to the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook.

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ECNmag

Ahoy, offshore wind: Research buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys -- each worth $1.3 million -- are being commissioned by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state's Sequim Bay.

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Ghanamma.com

Mainstream Renewable Power Signs Deal To Build And Operate Ghana's First Utility-Scale Wind Farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of USD525 million, is expected to reach financial close next year and start generating power early in 2016.

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NewsOK.com

Speakers named for Nebraska wind power conference

The head of the American Wind Energy Association will be one of the featured speakers at this year's Nebraska wind and solar power conference. Organizers recently announced that the trade group's Tom Keirnan will be one of the four keynote speakers at the conference in La Vista.

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Canberra City News

The burghers of Collector rise up against Canberra's wind farms

A petition from Collector residents calling for the ACT Government to not sign an agreement with Ratch Australia for supply of wind energy to the ACT will be presented to the Assembly tomorrow by the Liberal Shadow Minister for the Environment, Nicole Lawder. This petition was signed by over 90% of the 150 adult residents of the Collector township.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Wind energy beating expectations, Honda says

The E-Edition includes all of the news, comics, classifieds and advertisements of the newspaper. And it's available to subscribers before 6 a.m. every day.

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Boston.com

Energy: What Americans really want

The energy crisis America faces today is unlike energy crises we faced in the past. There is no supply crunch; energy prices are not skyrocketing.

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St. Cloud Times

Letter: St. Cloud VA focuses on vets amid turbine issueLetter: St....

Letter: St. Cloud VA focuses on vets amid turbine issue VA continues to work through process to make sure contract is met Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/09/13/letter-st-cloud-va-focuses-vets-amid-turbine-issue/15602305/ It was with great interest that we read the recent Times reporting and Our Views about the VA's wind energy projects, including the wind turbine at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. We have readily acknowledged our dissatisfaction that the wind turbine does not function.

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