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Energy Department backs power line from Plains to Southeast

Energy Department backs power line from Plains to Southeast

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday it would partner with a private firm hoping to build a transmission line to carry wind power from the High Plains to the southeastern United States, angering Arkansas politicians who believe the federal government is helping the project bypass state utility regulators. The agency, invoking the infrastructure-improvement Energy ...

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Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission

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MOBERLY, Mo. — Mike McKeown opens the back door of his Missouri farm house and is met with a chilly gust. “Stupid wind,” he mutters. Today, the winds that blow through his corn and soybean farm have become more than just an irritant. The homestead in northern Missouri, which his family has owned for nearly 70 years, sits smack in ...

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Dixfield residents speak to pros, cons of wind development at public hearing

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DIXFIELD — More than 50 residents met Thursday evening at Dirigo High School to express their opinions on whether to approve a revised Wind Energy Facility Ordinance and repeal the prior ordinance. Patriot Renewables LLC of Quincy, Mass., approached Dixfield officials three years ago about constructing a 20-megawatt wind turbine project on the Col. Holman Mountain ridge. Residents approved a ...

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Xcel Energy agrees to buy N.D. wind farm project

Xcel Energy Inc. is buying another large wind farm. The nation’s most windpower-reliant utility said it will invest $300 million to purchase and complete a North Dakota wind farm under development by Edina-based Geronimo Energy. The deal, announced to investors and regulators on Thursday, salvages a project that might otherwise not be built because no wind energy company had stepped ...

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Wind power is taking over

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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, during this year wind power will make up almost half of all new utility-scale electric generation. While coal power plants are being closed now due to federal emissions rules, electric companies are planning to add over 20 gigawatts of capacity to the grid, and wind will make up 9.8 gigawatts of it, said ...

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Does ND have too much wind power?

In the headlines right now the State of North Dakota (along with a few others) has become synonymous with lower energy prices. Thanks to skyrocketing domestic oil production, oil and gasoline prices are falling. Perhaps too much, as while lower energy prices are good for the rest of the country, oil prices could fall too low to make drilling in ...

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CPS provides customers with four different energy options

CPS Energy is engaging in renewable resources for generating San Antonio’s electricity; mainly focusing on solar and wind-powered energy. In January, coal was the largest energy source CPS produced and it accounted for 40.7 percent of its total energy.  Energy was also produced, by nuclear power (24.4 percent), gas (17.6 percent), and renewables only making up 11.3 percent.  The remaining ...

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