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How the Prison-Industrial Complex Destroys Lives

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George W. Bush's Presidential Library Is a Fraud: He Was Installed in a Right Wing Putsch

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Sherrod Brown Takes On Megabanks - and the Obama Administration

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Charles P. Pierce | The George W. Bush Manure Locker Is Now Open

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How One Tweet Almost Broke US Financial Markets

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Terrorism: Are American Citizens Retaliation Victims of the Bush-Obama Immoral Wars?

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Man Carjacked by Marathon Bombing Suspects Recounts Harrowing Night

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There Is No Magic Word: Why We Are and Must Remain "Pro-Choice"

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How the Prison-Industrial Complex Destroys Lives

Mark Karlin, Truthout: In a political climate based on emotion and often-distorted media imagery, the public needs to create demand for more rational policies by its leaders on incarceration by seeking diverse voices to make the argument, according to Marc Mauer, author of Race to Incarcerate.

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Exploding the Debt Threshold Myth

Salvatore Babones, Truthout: An influential study concluding high government debt slows economic growth - found to be full of mistakes - suggests that desired conclusions may have influenced researchers. Economic policy, Babones argues, should be steered by commonsense inferences as much or more than by questionable economic analyses.

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Empty Stomachs From Guantanamo to Palestine

Patrick O. Strickland, Truthout: Hunger strikes have served to cultivate a nascent form of international solidarity that unmasks the dual duplicity of the American empire and its favored colonial outpost.

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"Human Beings Have No Right to Water" and Other Words of Wisdom From Your Friendly Neighborhood Global Oligarch

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Andrew Gavin Marshall's Blog: Former CEO of Nestle, Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, believes that nature is not "good," that there is nothing to worry about with GMO foods, that profits matter above all else, and that human beings do not have a right to water.

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Argentina Takes on Vulture Funds in "Debt Trial of the Century"

Eric LeCompte, YES! Magazine: For years, "vulture funds" have preyed on struggling nations by purchasing their debt for a pittance. Could an upcoming US court decision put an end to the extortion of poor countries?

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North Dakota Voter ID Bill Threatens to Silence Native Votes Just Eight Days After Republican Congressman Cramer Publicly Bashes Tribes and Threatens Native Leaders

Ruth Hopkins, Last Real Indians: North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer verbally assaulted a Native American woman at a public state meeting and refused to apologize. Eight days after the incident, the state Senate passed a voter ID bill, which North Dakota tribes vowed to resist.

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Justice Doesn't Just Happen: Feminist Activists Were Essential to EC Ruling

Sheila Bapat, RH Reality Check: A ruling earlier this month declared that emergency contraception (EC) must be made available over-the-counter to all ages. The case emerged in the first place because women's rights activists have remained vigilant about EC accessibility since 2003.

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Are Student Loans Becoming a Macroeconomic Issue?

Mike Konczal, Next New Deal: If the lower lending isn't the result of institutional issues with credit scores, that means college-educated young people are particularly battered in this economy. And there could be a low-level drag on the economy for the foreseeable future.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

AWEA Names New CEO; Renewable Portfolio Standard Survives Attack

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Meet Tom Kiernan, The Man Tasked With Leading The U.S. Wind Industry
by Mark Del Franco, Apr. 25, 2013 email the content item print the content item
On April 25, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Tom Kiernan its next CEO. Kiernan takes over for former policy director Robert Gramlich, who was named interim CEO following Denise Bode's Dec. 14, 2012, resignation. Although Kiernan does not officially begin at AWEA until May 28, he will be [read more]
Bill To Repeal North Carolina's Renewable Portfolio Standard Dies In Committee
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The North Carolina General Assembly's Public Utilities and Energy Committee on Wednesday voted down H.B.298, legislation that would have repealed the state's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). H.B.298, introduced by State Rep. Mike Hager in March, passed in a state House committee earlier this month before being [read more]
AWC Study Confirms Feasibility Of Paulsboro Marine Terminal Site
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A study commissioned by the Atlantic Wind Connection (AWC) on the "build feasibility" of constructing offshore converter platforms for the New Jersey Energy Link (NJEL) concludes that it is feasible to fabricate the 20,000-ton converter platforms at the Paulsboro Marine Terminal (PMT). The NJEL will be an offshore electrical transmission [read more]
Clean Line Energy Agrees To Acquire New Mexico Transmission Project
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Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners has signed an agreement to acquire Power Network New Mexico. The acquisition will be completed pending receipt of a regulatory approval. Power Network and the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) are jointly developing the Power Network transmission project, which consists of a proposed [read more]


Alstom Signs MOU For Tall Hybrid Tower Design
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Alstom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Germany-based wind energy planning and construction services provider Max Bogl Wind AG for the design and construction of a 139-meter hybrid tower for its ECO 122 onshore wind turbines. The company says the MOU will also cover a technology partnership for [read more]
New Battery Design Could Help Solar And Wind Power The Grid
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Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life "flow" battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid. The research is a product of the new Joint Center for Energy Storage [read more]
Wind Energy Contributes To Improving Ontario Air Quality
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Ontario's 41st annual Air Quality Report shows that levels of many air pollutants have dropped across the province, and Ontario's air quality continues to improve, thanks in great part to the replacement of dirty coal with renewable energy, such as wind power. According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), [read more]
Gamesa Obtains Turbine Supply Contract In Brazil
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Turbine manufacturer Gamesa has signed an agreement with Consorcio Morrinhos to supply 75 of its G97-2.0 MW wind turbines for five wind projects being built in Brazil in the town of Campo Formoso in the Bahia state. Gamesa expects to start installing the wind turbines in the second half of [read more]

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Gamesa's 2 MW Turbine Surpasses 15,000 MW Milestone
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Gamesa says its 2 MW turbine has passed the 15,000 MW milestone. Since the initial 2 MW turbine was installed in Spain in 2002, the company says that 7,500 wind turbines have been installed worldwide. According to Gamesa, the 2 MW turbine provides developers with more competitive ratios in terms [read more]
Samsung, Pattern Announce Community Benefits Program
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Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group have announced a donation and pledge of C$11.5 million to the community of Chatham-Kent, Ontario, as part of the South Kent Wind community benefits program. According to the developers, the program includes an immediate C$1.5 million for community-based initiatives and the establishment of [read more]
Stakeholders Weigh In On Maryland Offshore Wind
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The Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, recently signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley, aims to help boost the local economy and subsidize wind energy development off the state's coast. But what, exactly, does the legislation do? And how have wind industry stakeholders reacted to the new law? [read more]
Vestas Says Turbine Upgrades Yield More AEP
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Vestas says two product upgrades can boost annual energy production (AEP) by at least 13% on medium- and low-wind sites. Based on its 2 MW turbine platform, Vestas says the 2 MW turbine with 110-meter rotors will yield additional AEP of at least 13.6% compared to the V100-1.8 MW. The [read more]
Tribal Commission Seeks Enforcement Action Against Pattern Project
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The California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) has declared the area surrounding the Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility, located in Imperial Valley, Calif., as a sacred Native American site and is seeking assistance on enforcement options from the office of the California Attorney General. When fully completed, Pattern Energy's 265 MW [read more]
Sen. Coons Reintroduces Master Limited Partnership Bill
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Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., has reintroduced the Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) Parity Act with co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. The bill allows renewable energy companies to organize themselves as MLPs, which are taxed as partnerships but establish ownership shares that can be traded [read more]

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