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"Cape Spin" Comes Ashore at Lincoln Center

"Riotous."  "Gripping."  "Tragicomic."  That's what critics have said about Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle. This smart and sassy film incisively captures the epic "Cape Wind" battle, over the siting of America's first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.  From May 17-24, Cape Spin! will have thrice-a-day screenings at Lincoln Center, and following the screenings I will join the filmmakers for a public discussion of the Cape Wind controversy within the broader context of wind power's dramatic American ascent.  Check film times here.

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Wind News from the North

We've been hearing a lot about the perils of tapping Canadian tar sands, but our neighbor to the north has a happier story to tell about its growing commitment to wind energy.  There's enough installed wind power in Canada today to supply all the electricity needs of more than 1.2 million homes, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, and that figure is expected to more than double by 2016.

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Cloud County Revival: Wind Power's Ascent in Rural Kansas

"Ruin and Revival" is the theme of this season's Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments.   Tapping into the happier half of this theme, the journal includes an updated version of the first chapter of Harvest the Wind under the title, "Cloud County Revival: Wind Power's Ascent in Rural Kansas."

 

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Kansas Public Radio brings Harvest the Wind to the Sunflower State

Veteran Kansas radio journalist Richard Baker brought Harvest the Wind to Sunflower State listeners via his weekly public affairs program, "Perspective."  You'll find a podcast of this show by clicking on "The Promise of Wind Energy" on the K-State Research and Extension's "Perspective" website.

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Harvest the Wind on NPR's Living on Earth

This week's Living on Earth, a show that airs on more than 270 public radio stations across the country, features an interview about Harvest the Wind with host and executive producer Steve Curwood.  The interview took place in the Living on Earth studio, just footsteps away from Somerville's Davis Square T station.

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Peter Lehner of NRDC highlights human side of Harvest the Wind

In his review, Natural Resources Defense Council executive director does a beautiful job capturing the heart and soul of Harvest the Wind: the people whose lives have been changed for the better by the development of wind power. 

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Dayaway profiles Harvest the Wind

Dayaway: Tomorow's Energy Professionals has just reviewed Harvest the Wind on its home page.  This on-line career guidance resource helps match up enterprising university students and graduates with jobs in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid management, and other innovative energy fields.  Dayaway founder Mike Brownell is a man with an admirable mission.

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Interviews on Iowa and Wisconsin Public Radio

Harvest the Wind was featured on Iowa Public Radio's "River to River" news show and "The Joy Cardin Show" on Wisconsin Public radio this week.  These interviews coincided with Barack Obama's visit to the TPI Composites wind blade factory in Newton, Iowa, where he stressed the urgent need for an extension of the federal production tax credit for wind power. 

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Wind in the Flint Hills

An adapted excerpt from Harvest the Wind ran in today's Huffington Post.  It profiles Pete Ferrell, a rancher in the Flint Hills of Kansas who found himself facing bitter opposition when he allowed wind turbines on his land.

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Ground-level view of wind industry's growth

E&E reporter Nick Juliano covered Tuesday night's book event at the National Press Club, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute.

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Radio interview, April 30, 2012

Harvest the Wind made it onto the Napa Valley airwaves a few days ago, on KVON's Late Mornings with Jeff Schechtman

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Boston book launch!

Tuesday’s Harvest the Wind launch party at the Conservation Law Foundation in downtown Boston was a delight! 

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Wind beyond New England

The Cape Cod Times seems relieved that Harvest the Wind looks largely beyond the contentious Cape Wind debate, to parts of the country where wind farms are thriving.

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Welcome to my Harvest the Wind Blog!

As my daughters (age 20 and 17) would tell you, I am a social media Luddite.  I've shunned Facebook, I only started Tweeting a few days ago, and I still don't have a smart phone. But the dynamic nature of my book topic, wind power, has convinced me to break with tradition.

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