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Despite yet another expiration of the Production Tax Credit in Congress, there are a record number of wind energy projects under constrution

Record Number of Wind Energy Projects Under Construction

Record growth in wind energy construction after an uncertain 2013 For American wind power, 2013 was the best of times, and the worst of times. On one hand, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports that 1.084 gigawatts (GW) of wind power came online in 2013, down fully 92 percent from the 13.131 GW of new capacity brought online in…

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The US military leads in its efforts of sustainability and adoption of renewable energy

The US Military’s Investment in Sustainability

In an effort to enhance American security and address climate change, the U.S. military is diminishing its footprint. The military is producing cleaner power, reducing energy consumption, managing water and minimizing waste. Their efforts encompass vast numbers of vehicles, ships, planes, buildings, lands, and other facilities. A major impetus for these efforts is Executive Order 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental,…

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Enviro News Wrap: How Solar Survives a Changing Market; Koch and the Tar Sands; Sea Level Rise; Military Prepares for Global Warming, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Sea level rise may not be as immediately bad as some models suggest (but it will still be bad): a new study projects that sea level will not rise by 2 meters in the next 40 years, but it will most likely rise…

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Global Wind Day

June 15th is Global Wind Day – a day to raise awareness all over the world of the promise wind energy holds in solving the problems of climate and energy.