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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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Mitt Romney's Energy Doublespeak

Mitt Romney's rallying cry for "clean coal" rings hollow when viewed in the context of his call for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to be stripped of its authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.  Since carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants are the greatest single contributor to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, how does Romney propose to rein in these dangerous pollutants?  In an op-ed that appeared in the Des Moines Register on October 23, I look at this and other inconsistencies in Romney's energy posturing.  A similar version of this op-ed ran in CSRwire Talkback on October 24.

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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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Real Energy, Real Jobs

The employment gains from wind power are described in an article that ran this past Thursday on CSRwire, a blog hosted by The Corporate Social Responsibility Network. 

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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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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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Tilting for Windmills

An environmental lawyer goes on a cross-country quest seeking the substance behind the symbols heralding America's clean energy future. 

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Article in Guernica - Wind Power: America’s New Harvest

Unlike the battering that U.S. solar equipment producers have suffered at the hands of Chinese and other Asian competitors, America is well on its way to building a robust domestic manufacturing platform for wind.

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