“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about wind power.
1.) Questions remain over ‘rent-a-crowd’ wind farm protest. Of all the issues convulsing American politics, it is unlikely that the construction of wind farms in Great Britain is one that would bring New Yorkers onto the streets in protest.
2.) Wind energy ‘could deliver £2.3bn boost for economy.’ An average of 2,000 jobs a year could be created until 2050 and £2.3bn injected into the Welsh economy by onshore wind farms, it is claimed.
3.) Wind turbine blown down in strong winds in Devon. A wind turbine in north Devon has collapsed, leaving local residents concerned about safety. It is understood to be the first such reported incident in the UK, although blades have fallen from turbines in a small number of cases.
4.) A record year for the American wind industry. Since taking office, President Obama has been focused on building an energy economy in the United States that is cleaner as well as more efficient and secure. As part of that effort, the Administration has taken historic action over the past few years to support the development and deployment of renewable energy that will create new jobs and jumpstart new industries in America.
5.) REpower bags order for wind farm in Canada. Suzlon Group has said its unit REpower Systems has bagged an order for setting up a 350 MW wind farm at Quebec in Canada.
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