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August 14 -- Xcel Energy said Tuesday it will purchase another wind farm being developed in North Dakota, the fourth wind power project the Minneapolis-based utility has announced in the past month. >>View Article

August 13 -- IBM has developed a power and weather modeling technology to help utilities integrate renewable energy resources into the grid more reliably. The new system combines weather prediction and analytics to forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy. >>View Article

August 12 -- Deep in the Texas Panhandle — in the heart of seemingly endless farmland — a new government venture is about to sprout. In just days, workers will break ground on the largest federally owned wind farm in the country, geared to reduce dollars spent on energy by the millions at nearby Pantex, the nation’s only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility. >>View Article

August 12 -- You can’t see the wind. But you sure can see the positive effects it’s having in Kansas and other states when it comes to producing electricity. >>View Article

August 7 -- In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday. >>View Article

July 31 -- Kansas is undoubtedly a windy state, but it is not yet the “Saudi Arabia of Wind” that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wants it to be. >>View Article

July 26 -- When it comes to renewable energy, Californians hear a lot about solar power. Massive solar power plants are under construction in the desert and will soon be online. Solar panels adorn the roofs of a growing number of homes and commercial buildings. PG&E alone has 90,000 solar customers. Gov. Jerry Brown recently spoke at Intersolar, the solar trade show that met in San Francisco this month, and the state's solar industry lobby is increasingly influential. >>View Article

July 22 -- As more and more Americans become aware of the critical need to combat global warming, one of our key weapons literally is blowing in the wind. >>View Article

Monday, 22 July 2013 14:55

Putting More Wind Power On The Grid

July 22 -- Wind turbines tend to be overshadowed by solar power projects, which get most of the attention from the public and policymakers. That's the case again in a new government plan for renewable energy projects in the California desert. Though the wind industry shouldn't get all the land it wants, the desert master plan should provide more and better space for wind farms. >>View Article

July 18 -- Xcel is on a wind roll. Days after announcing a subsidiary’s plans to purchase nearly 700 megawatts of wind power for customers in New Mexico and Texas, the company – thought not long ago to be going soft on wind – turned its attention to the Upper Midwest, telling regulators it wanted to add 600 MW of power from three planned wind-farm projects in North Dakota and Minnesota to its portfolio. >>View Article

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