May 21, 2009

Windy news

Another catching up I need to do is about several wind energy announcements from the past few weeks.

Late last month, the Department of Energy announced that it will provide $93 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support further development of wind energy in the United States. In additional, DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will get an additional $100 million (and more) to upgrade its facility and infrastructure.

According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA),the US industry installed over 2,800 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity in the first quarter of 2009.

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