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43k Jobs from Wind and Solar Energy in NM Push Forward, Despite Best Efforts of GOP Obstruction

43k Jobs from Wind and Solar Energy in NM Push Forward, Despite Best Efforts of GOP Obstruction
The SunZia Transmission Line project, which will help generate wind and solar energy for western states, will move forward after negotiations and compromise from high ranking officials. Hurdles remain — such as an environmental impact analysis — but the project could be in service as early as 2018. The news is welcome for workers. A new study predicts the project will create a total of 43,000 construction jobs.
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How Wind Met All of Denmark’s Electricity Needs for 90 Hours

How Wind Met All of Denmark’s Electricity Needs for 90 Hours
Renewable electricity records are being broken every day. In early October, Germany hit a 59 percent renewable peak, Colorado utility Xcel Energy peaked at 60 percent wind at the beginning of the year and Spain got its top power supply from wind for three months leading into 2013.
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World Wide Renewable Energy Capacity Now Equivalent to 1,500 Nuclear Reactors

World Wide Renewable Energy Capacity Now Equivalent to 1,500 Nuclear Reactors
Global energy-generating capacity from renewable sources rose by 115 gigawatts in 2012, compared with 105 gigawatts the previous year, which is great news for both consumers and the environment. The bad news for American workers? China is leading the way.
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Pictures: America's First Offshore Wind Turbine to Start Spinning

Pictures: America's First Offshore Wind Turbine to Start Spinning
North America's first grid-connected offshore wind turbine will soon be spinning off the coast of Maine, generating enough electricity to power four homes. Workers from the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center deployed the 65-foot-tall prototype Friday in a ceremony near Brewer, Maine.
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Why Wind in VT Protects VT Air Quality

There is a new popular trope about where Vermont's air pollution comes from, that's intended to imply that installing wind in Vermont does nothing to protect our air quality.
Some people are going to ask why I'm being so persistent on this issue. It's simple:
We face an imminent, unprecedented planetary emergency.
Due to the chemical composition of the source of warming gases, at 6 degrees C temperature rise, the earth will have air and water so acidic, it will be incompatible with most life forms - including humans. We are currently on track for 7 degrees C. Every moment we...
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