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The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air, Climate Action Hotline 10.17.11

The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air, Climate Action Hotline 10.17.11

October 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

October 17, 2011 The Case for Clean Energy and Clean Air Last week the World Resources Institute released a new brief, Climate Science 2009-2010: Major New Discoveries, a periodic review of the state of play climate change science. The brief highlights several key findings including: the decade from 2000 to 2009 was the warmest on […]

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Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

Necessity for Safe and Clean Energy

March 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Nuclear Plants and Safety: A March 17th report by the nuclear engineer David Lochbaum at the Union of Concerned Scientists reviews the performance of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is responsible for safe performance of U.S. nuclear power plants.  “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety in 2010: A Brighter Spotlight Needed” […]

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Wind to Power Ames and Iowa State University

Wind to Power Ames and Iowa State University

December 29, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

In January, the city of Ames and Iowa State University will start buying wind-generated electricity from a farm near Zearing. The NextEra Energy farm has 100-turbines and a 150 MW capacity. According to officials, the plan is to buy enough wind power to supply 30 MW of output for Ames and six MW for the […]

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First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm May Be in Rhode Island

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm May Be in Rhode Island

December 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

A Rhode Island wind farm project made a deal this week to sell the power it will produce on what could be the country’s first offshore wind farm. Deepwater Wind, a privately held company, forged a 20-year power purchase agreement, to sell electricity from up to 8 turbines to National Grid. The Block Island Wind […]

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Cape Cod Wind Project Gets One Step Closer

Cape Cod Wind Project Gets One Step Closer

December 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The controversy-ridden 130-turbine wind farm planned for Nantucket Sound may have a customer for the electricity it would generate: New England’s biggest utility, National Grid USA, has announced it will negotiate to buy Cape Wind’s future electricity. If a deal is made, that could help convince investors to back the $1-billion project. The offshore wind […]

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