Wind Energy http://wesa.fm en Did Congress Kill Wind Energy Jobs in PA? http://wesa.fm/post/did-congress-kill-wind-energy-jobs-pa <p>Bradley Molinick started work at Gamesa’s wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Ebensburg, Pa. in 2006, before the plant was even finished.<br /><br />“I was offered a job right out of the interview. I started January 30, 2006.”<br /><br />Almost eight years to the day that he started, he was called into a conference room for a 7 a.m. meeting. It was supposed to be a teleconference with top managers from the company. But last minute came word. Those managers had come to town for the meeting.<br /> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:24:44 +0000 Reid Frazier | The Allegheny Front 26263 at http://wesa.fm Did Congress Kill Wind Energy Jobs in PA? Report Says Wind Energy Reduces Pollution, Saves Water http://wesa.fm/post/report-says-wind-energy-reduces-pollution-saves-water <p>While Pennsylvania is ranked 17<sup>th</sup> in national wind energy production, a state environmental advocacy group thinks the commonwealth can do better.</p><p>According to a report released today by the PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center, wind energy is already providing more than 2.2 million megawatt-hours of electricity in Pennsylvania, and the group expects that number to rise 97 percent in the next five years.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:54:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 20134 at http://wesa.fm Researchers: Solar/Wind Power More Beneficial in Eastern U.S. http://wesa.fm/post/researchers-solarwind-power-more-beneficial-eastern-us <p>California has more solar panels soaking up the sun and creating electricity than any other state, but researchers say those panels would be better off in places like cloudy Pittsburgh.</p><p>Carnegie Mellon University researchers said the same is true in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia when it comes to wind farms.</p><p>Kyle Siler-Evans, co-author of the recently published research paper, said the goal of solar and wind power is to mitigate climate damages and improve health and air quality, but the plants are going out west where they are not needed as much.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 12201 at http://wesa.fm