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(Video) MIT startup firm develops flying, portable wind turbine

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By John Deede, Shale Plays Media | Google+ Altaeros Energies, founded in 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has created a flying wind turbine called the Buoyant Airborne Turbine, or BAT. Although the turbine lacks the giant propeller blades on traditional wind turbines, it makes up for its size with its versatility. The BAT can be deployed 1,000 feet ...

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Renewable-energy backers tout support in Ohio poll

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More than 70 percent of Ohioans support the state’s renewable-energy requirements, according to a poll paid for by a clean-energy business group. The poll results were released this week as the Ohio Senate is considering a proposal that would rewrite the requirements. State law says that electricity utilities must meet an escalating series of benchmarks for renewable energy and energy ...

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Kansas wind energy is becoming more powerful

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Kansas got some love Thursday from a national report saying the state’s wind energy is starting to live up to its potential. The American Wind Energy Association visited Lenexa to showcase the state’s progress as the trade group released its annual U.S. Wind Energy Annual Market Report. Kansas moved up a notch to No. 8 among states in the amount ...

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GOP: Administration stonewalling on bird deaths

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans complain the Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcing environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed. Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington says the Fish and Wildlife Service has engaged in a “deliberate slow rolling of documents and answers” for nearly a year. ...

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Kansas Senate gives initial approval to bill ending renewable energy standards

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A bill repealing renewable energy standards for utility companies won initial approval in the Senate on Tuesday. House Bill 2014 would end the renewable portfolio standards, also known as RPS, that require Kansas utility companies to receive 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, who carried the bill, contended that repeal was necessary ...

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US infrastructure companies study export opportunities

RIYADH — US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is here leading a trade mission comprising 21 export-ready US companies in the infrastructure sector. Pritzker is currently on a three-nation tour covering the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The mission is highlighting export opportunities for US businesses in three leading industry sectors with an emphasis on project management and engineering (including ...

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Danish wind co. opens in Lenexa

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A Danish electronic equipment supplier for the wind power industry is expanding its North American operations by opening an office in Kansas. An open house is set for the first week of March at kk-electronic’s new office and distribution center in Lenexa. “We wanted to show our commitment to our North American clients with a new one-stop shop for product ...

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Transmission line to send Kansas wind-generated power eastward through Missouri and Illinois concerns some landowners

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JEFFERSON CITY — A high voltage transmission line to carry wind energy through Missouri and Illinois has garnered support from Missouri businesses, the state economic development director, local governments and some environmentalists. But some landowners have organized to oppose construction of the transmission line and the Missouri Farm Bureau hasn’t yet decided its position. Caldwell County’s commission is the only ...

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