Saint Index – Americans Back Wind Power over Other Local Energy Projects

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Seven out of 10 Americans support wind farms over any other type of energy development in their hometown, the 2011 Saint Index survey found, with potential backing for other local energy projects, except nuclear, as well.

AWEA Update from Windpower 2011 – Down to Business

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Down to business is the way that I would describe last month’s Windpower 2011. Gone are the marginal players. Gone are the speculators looking to make a quick buck on the industry. Here to stay are the serious developers who can handle dealing with the tough problems that come with industry maturity.

Classic wind project support dilemma: like it, won’t pay for it

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A poll of Massachusetts Electric customers raises a consistent issue with regard to siting offshore wind projects, particularly in this economy – what is the general public willing to accept that impacts them personally (in this case financially with modestly higher electricity bills) from a project that they support philosophically?