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EPA Defies Republicans – Announces Better Data-Gathering on Air Pollution Harm Anyway

October 19th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

Even as the Republican majority in the House is shutting down the science associated with air pollution, and has passed an astounding 168 bills hampering the EPA's ability to collect data on (or act to prevent) the harm of pollutants, the EPA is making improvements in its ability to study the interaction of weather and harmful air pollution. (What dedication!) The EPA today announced a more up to the minute refinement of a decades-old method gathering its data: the Community Multi-scale Air Quality model (CMAQ) that the National Weather Service uses as the model to produce daily forecasts for ozone air quality and other harmful health effects of dirty energy use. The new modeling improves forecasting ability, in predicting for example the daily danger level of smog over natural geological "basins" like Los Angeles. But the Republican Party has other plans


Foreign Windpower Giant Iberdrola Taps Saudi Arabia of Wind Because We Can't

December 31st, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Today, a European company put the finishing touches on a wind project in North Dakota which Americans have known for decades is "the Saudi Arabia of Wind." Spain's Iberdrola Renovables, the parent company of Iberdrola Renewables Inc that built the project became a giant global wind company in the wake of the Kyoto Accord. The European renewable energy sector grew from the resulting renewable energy legislation in Europe. The result is that it is European wind companies such as Vestas and Iberdrola, that are now building the wind energy that we need



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