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The breezy option has become a serious power source

A pump jack works in front of a wind farm in Southwestern Ontario in this photo from July, 2012. (Randall Moore/The Globe and Mail) ROBERT HORNUNG The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Feb. 22 2013, 7:39 AM EST Ontario will have shut down 17 of 19 coal-fired power plants by the end of this year. By

 
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Wind Surpasses Nuclear in China

By Earth Policy Institute Grist guest contributor By J. Matthew Roney Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Since 2007, nuclear power generation

 
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In eastern Ontario, a battery five times the size of Niagara Falls

  SHAWN MCCARTHY - GLOBAL ENERGY REPORTER MARMORA, Ont. — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013, 3:32 PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 20 2013, 7:17 AM EST On the wind-swept ridge of a mountainous slag heap, Northland Power Inc. plans to construct a miniature Niagara Falls to store power and provide it to Ontario’s grid when the

 
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Wind energy passes 30% in Denmark

31 01 2013 Danish Wind Energy Assoc. By the end of 2012 wind energy covered more than 30% of Denmark’s electricity consumption. Denmark is thus still well on its way toward the target of 50% wind energy in 2020, and remains the country in the world that has the highest share of wind energy in the

 
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Here on the right side of history

2013-02-15 “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson President Barack Obama had his choice of topics to be included in his State of the Union address earlier this week. You can bet his phone rings constantly in the weeks leading

 
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Media campaign against windfarms funded by anonymous conservatives

Secretive funding network channelled millions to stop state governments moving towards renewable energy Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent The Guardian guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 February 2013 12.12 GMT The trusts, Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, served as the bankers of the conservative movement over the past decade, have funded a campaign against windfarms. Photograph: Alex Garcia/Getty

 
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In Australia, Wind Power Is Already Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels, And Solar Is Right Behind

By Jeff Spross on Feb 10, 2013 at 10:00 am Think Progress Climate Progress According to the latest research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, electricity from wind power can now be supplied more cheaply in Australia than power from either coal or natural gas — and solar and other forms of renewable energy aren’t far behind. Older coal-fired power

 
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Global wind energy capacity grows 19 per cent in 2012; Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market New survey shows high public support for further wind development in Ontario and Quebec

(OTTAWA) February 12, 2013 - The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012

 
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Wind Farm Infrasound Myth Debunked

Renewable Energy News TUESDAY 05 FEBRUARY, 2013 by Energy Matters South Australia’s Environment Protection Authority has released a report showing infrasound levels at homes near wind turbines is no greater than what is experienced elsewhere. Infrasound is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz (Hertz), which is lower than the “normal” limit of

 
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Wind Energy Surpasses Nuclear As China’s 3rd Largest Source Of Electrical Power

Published on January 30, 2013 by in Home

  Clean Technica   In its 12th and latest five-year plan (for 2011–2015), China’s leadership again singled out renewable energy as a key, strategic economic sector targeted to receive even greater attention and support. Aiming to provide “a snapshot of China’s renewable energy market,” consulting firm Solidiance January 8 released a white paper that “demonstrates the challenges and opportunities faced by

 
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Cool job posting: Earn $20 pretending to hate wind energy

By Philip Bump Important job opportunity, everyone. From Craigslist: Our firm needs 100 volunteers to attend and participate in a rally in front of the British Consulate/Embassy in Midtown Manhattan on the East Side on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12 noon. The event is being held in order to protest wind turbines that are being built

 
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Wind Energy Surpasses Nuclear As China’s 3rd Largest Source Of Electrical Power

January 29, 2013Andrew Wind energy is now China’s third largest source of electricity, according to a report from People’s Daily Online. Wind power generation in China totalled 100.4 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2012, a 0.5% year-on-year increase and surpassing nuclear power generation, according to data presented over the weekend by the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA). Ambitious state

 
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It’s a myth that wind turbines don’t reduce carbon emissions

Conclusive figures show that the sceptics who lobby against wind power simply have their facts wrong The assertion that wind turbines don’t reduce carbon emissions is a myth, according to conclusive statistical data obtained from National Grid and analysed here in the Guardian for the first time. With a new wind generation record of 4,131 megawatts set on

 
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Renewable Energy Provides Half of All New US Electrical Generating Capacity in 2012

By Kenneth Bossong, SUN DAY Campaign January 17, 201  Renewable Energy World Washington DC – According to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) accounted for 49.10% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed in the twelve months

 
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Wind isn’t perfect, but let’s be truthful about its value: Hamilton

by Tyler Hamilton January 11, 2013 Toronto Star Wind turbines dot the shoreline near Port Burwell, Ontario, Thursday, November 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins An intriguing story emerged last week about an Apple patent that has absolutely nothing to do with wireless gadgets, digital music, touch screens or the Internet “cloud”. The title of

 
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