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Wind Energy Report Release

A team of energy and environmental experts led by TMI has released a study assessing the feasibility of expanded use of wind turbines in the mountainous terrain of Appalachia.  Funded in part by a grant from the US Department of Energy and with support from the blue moon fund, the project analyzed existing wind farms in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland, as well as market, logistical and other barriers to further energy production from wind.

Among the study’s findings is the conclusion that many opportunities do exist for significant expansion of wind energy production, especially in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, but that the overwhelming dominance of coal in state energy policies and expenditures serves as a barrier to consideration of alternative power sources.

Click here to read the full Report!

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