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Wind growth slows to 2007 levels

Hey now, who stopped the wind? The American Wind Energy Association has reported a dramatic decrease in demand for wind power this year, and a lot of it has to do with Capitol Hill’s lack of action on the renewable energy front. With fossil fuel use increasing because of its relative cheapness in an unstable economy, what are renewable energy providers to do? Look to the states! By encouraging energy diversity, it appears that state-level policymakers, unlike federal policymakers, are taking the right steps to get individuals to think more about their renewable energy options. KP

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