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  • January 17, 2012

    Independent Expert Science Panel Releases Report on Potential Health Effects of Wind Turbines

    An independent panel of experts studying potential health impacts of wind turbines has issued its report, Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of the Independent Expert Panel. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) convened the panel in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH). The panel was composed of physicians and scientists with broad expertise in areas including acoustical noise/infrasound, public health, sleep disturbance, mechanical engineering, epidemiology, and neuroscience. Three public meetings on the report will be held in February as part of a 60-day comment period.

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  • December 2, 2011

    CESA, State Agencies, and Stakeholders Recommend DOI to Designate Offshore Wind Ombudsman

    Clean Energy States Alliance joined the Maryland Energy Administration, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Enviornmental Control, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Conservation Law Foundation in a letter addressed to US DOI Secretary Ken Salazar recommening that the Department announce the designatin of an ombudsman position to assist stakeholders who have a major unresolved conflct or issues with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) or other Department agencies with a role in the permitting and leasing program for offshore wind.

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  • November 30, 2011

    California Energy Commission Awards $227,000 to SMUD for Energy Storage Research

    SACRAMENTO - The California Energy Commission today awarded $227,000 to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for a research project demonstrating how energy storage can be integrated into local microgrids.

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  • November 15, 2011

    MassCEC Announces Clean Energy Job Growth In Massachusetts

    The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announced significant growth in the Massachusetts clean energy economy, which now employs more than 64,000 people, according to the 2011 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report released today. The report identified 4,909 clean energy companies across the state that saw a 6.7 percent increase in jobs between July 2010 to July 2011, and expect employment growth rate of 15.2 percent from July 2011 to July 2012.

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  • October 31, 2011

    CESA Supports Agriculture-based Clean Energy Program in New Farm Bill

    In a recent letter to US Lawmakers on the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, Clean Energy States Alliance Executive Director Mark Sinclair expressed support for continued energy-related programs such as the Energy Title of the 2088 Farm, Conservation, and Energy Act:

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  • September 15, 2011

    LBNL Announces New Solar Report on Installed Cost of PV - "Tracking the Sun IV"

    “Tracking the Sun IV: An Historical Summary of the Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the United States from 1998 to 2010.”

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