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Wind Energy Could Generate Nearly 20 Percent of World’s Electricity by 2030 via EcoWatch (Reader Supported News)

ind power has a pivotal role to play in the world’s energy supply over the next few years. By providing huge amounts of clean, affordable power, it can buy us time in the fight against global warming while revolutions in … Continue reading

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In 5 Charts, Here’s Why Nuclear Energy Is Going Nowhere via Business Insider

At least five U.S. nuclear plants have been shuttered this year, the result of runaway expenses and an inability to compete with cheap natural gas produced by the shale boom. So you may not need more reason to think nuclear … Continue reading

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Exelon blames ‘subsidized’ wind, markets for derailing nuclear projects via Midwest Energy News

Exelon Corp. is scrapping expansion plans at nuclear plants in Illinois and Pennsylvania because of waning demand for electricity and competition with subsidized wind generators. […] “We removed these previously deferred extended power uprate projects from our program in response … Continue reading

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Illinois 5th in wind power installations in 2012 via the Chicago Tribune

In what shaped up to be a record wind for American wind, Illinois was fifth in the nation for new wind installations in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association said Wednesday. The state installed 491 turbines, or about 820 MW … Continue reading

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Wind power now No.3 energy resource via People’s Daily Online

Wind power has surpassed nuclear power to become China’s third largest energy resource, but the growth of the wind power industry has slowed, experts said at a seminar held over the weekend. Wind-generated electricity in China amounted to 100.4 billion … Continue reading

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Renewable energy will overtake nuclear power by 2018, research says via The Guardian

Renewables will provide enough power for one in 10 British homes by 2015 if current growth rates continue Renewable energy capacity will overtake nuclear power in the UK by 2018, if current rates of growth continue, and will provide enough … Continue reading

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Exelon pushes to scrap wind subsidy via The Chicago Tribune

Exelon Corp.has been a climate change evangelist for 20 years, billing itself as one of the greenest, lowest-pollution-emitting power producers in the country. The nation’s largest owner of nuclear power plants also is one of its top wind power owners. … Continue reading

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