Iowa Now Gets 20% of Its Electricity from Wind

August 15, 2011 by  
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Iowa has hit a pretty big milestone in wind energy generation — the state now gets 20 percent of its electricity from wind power .  That’s the highest percentage for any state in the U.S. and about on par with wind heavy nations like Denmark. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported that the state hit the mark in the second quarter of the year after a new 594 MW wind farm came online outside of Adair.  The even better news is that Des Moines utility company MidAmerican Energy has two more big projects like it on the way in 2011. With 4,000 MW, Iowa is second in total installed wind power capacity after Texas , which has 9,000 MW.  The Lone Star state’s much larger population means that capacity doesn’t stack up the same percentage-wise though. The great lesson from this is that if Iowa can get to 20 percent wind power, any state can, and it looks like we’re moving in that direction.  The AWEA reported that as of the beginning of July, 7,354 MW of new wind power was under construction in the U.S. via Treehugger

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The First Pre-Production Chevy Volt Rolls Off the Assembly Line

April 1, 2010 by  
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Photo: GM One More Milestone for the Volt PHEV Yesterday, on March 31st, the first pre-production Chevy Volt rolled off the assembly line at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant. It’s a pretty big milestone in the life of any vehicle, but it’s especially important for a vehicle that contains so much new technology. GM won’t say how many pre-production models they’re making, but what is known is that they won’t be sold to the general public…

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China Invested $34.6 Billion in Clean Energy Last Year vs. $18.6 Billion in the U.S.

March 26, 2010 by  
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Image: Pew Environmental Group “China Leads G-20 Members in Clean Energy Finance and Investment” China might not be the most helpful country when it comes to putting together international carbon restrictions, but investors in the Middle Kingdom are forging ahead and putting more cash into renewables than any other country, including the United States, according to a new report by the Pew Environmental Group .

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‘Polluter Harmony’ Ad Mocks Exxon, Takes on Offshore Drilling (Video)

March 26, 2010 by  
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Greenpeace’s first Polluter Harmony video , starring Lisa ‘Dirty Air’ Murkowski and the lobbyist who helped write her amendment to limit the Clean Air Act, made a big enough splash to warrant a sequel. This time, the polluting lovers are Exxon CEO Rex Tillerman, pro-offshore drilling governor Bob Mitchell, and a Saudi prince. Pretty salacious stuff

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What is Your Skin’s Temperament Type?

January 29, 2010 by  
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We know that what we eat (or don’t eat), whether or not we are getting an adequate amount of sleep, how much water we are drinking and stress all contribute to the health and good looks of our skin.  But what about temperament?  Each of us has a personality that has grown and developed over the course of our lives, but temperament is something we are born with.  It just goes to figure that it would have a pretty big influence on our lives. Which temperament are you? Read more of this story »

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