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Ground-level view of wind industry's growth

Yesterday evening, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) hosted a book launch reception for Harvest the Wind in the National Press Club's First Amendment Lounge, with a great view of the White House and the Old Executive Office Building.  It drew friends and colleagues from ELI, where I worked in the 1990s, as well as government officials, NGO advocates, and a range of energy industry reps.  ELI President John Cruden opened with some observations about turnaround technologies in his hometown, Detroit.  My own remarks (described in the article below) were followed by ELI Senior Attorney Jim McElfish's overview of two recent ELI studies: one documenting the historic and ongoing bias in federal energy subsidies toward fossil and nuclear fuels, and the second analyzing state and local laws and regulations that are starting to create a more predictable and sustainable framework for wind power development.

E&E reporter Nick Juliano wrote about the event, in an article titled "WIND: Book offers ground-level view of industry's growth."  This article is reprinted from Greenwire with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. www.eenews.net. 202-628-6500.