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John Deere To Develop 12-MW Wind Farm in Greensburg, Kansas

Last year, the community of Greensburg, Kansas was leveled by a massive tornado. Now, the City of Greensburg and John Deere Renewables have announced their plans to develop the Greensburg Wind Farm to help the community recover.

The Greensburg Wind Farm will consist of ten 1.25-megawatt (MW) wind turbines, and will align with the community’s green rebuilding initiative. If development milestones are met, groundbreaking could take place in summer 2009. John Deere said that commercial operation could occur as early as 2010.

“The City of Greensburg is thrilled to see this project begin, as it will meet our energy goals to be 100% renewable,” said Steve Hewitt, Greensburg City Administrator. “This model will serve as an example of how communities can meet their sustainable goals through collaboration. Our efforts to be a green community hinge on our energy model.”

NativeEnergy Inc. will be the exclusive marketer of renewable energy credits (RECs) from the wind farm, purchasing about two thirds of the wind farm’s expected REC output over 20 years and providing critical revenues to enable project financing. Clipper Wind Power Inc., shared wind assessment information, which helped in the siting process and enabled the project to move forward.


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Clean Energy ETFs Are on a Tear

Eric Balchunas, Bloomberg Green investing used to be synonymous with losing money. But while the S&P 500 Index is up 2 percent this year, and the MSCI All-Country World Index is up 5 percent, clean energy ETFs have double-digit re...

Wheels, Towers and Trees: Unconventional Renewable Energy Technologies in the Pipeline

Andrew Williams, International Correspondent A number of companies around the world are developing novel technologies in an effort to grab a slice of the global renewable energy market.  Although many of these technologies are simple incremental improvements to e...
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UK Government Names Clean Energy Cabinet Members

David Appleyard, Contributing Editor With the UK general election now over and a majority Conservative Party government in place, the re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron has now named key members of the government charged with steering the UK’s clean energ...

Coast to Coast and Across the Electric System, Microgrids Provide Benefits to All

Dick Munson, Environmental Defense Fund At the most obvious level, microgrids could disrupt today’s utilities and their regulated-monopoly business model, because they challenge the centralized paradigm. In a nutshell, microgrids are localized power grids that ha...


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