WindPower 2008: What others are saying

The American Wind Energy Association’s WindPower 2008 conference wraps up today over at the George R. Brown. No big keynote speakers, just lots of technical and policy panels.
The show’s final registration tally topped 13,000, about 3,000 more than originally projected and 6,000 more than the show last year.
While it hasn’t gathered the media attention that Offshore Technology Conference or CERAWeek gets when they come to town, there was plenty of news to come out of the event. Here are links to some of the coverage, much of it from the blogosphere:
Renenwable Energy World reported on Acciona Windpower unveiling its new AW-3000 wind turbine, a 3-megawatt monster that’s as big as a Greyhound bus. T.Boone Pickens, who is planning a massive wind project in the Panhandle, stopped buy to look at the machine.

acciona_image_windpower_08 Photo courtesy of Acciona.

Reuters reported on an announcement Siemens made to put a major manufacturing facility in Colorado.
Houston-based American Electric Technologies Inc. announced its formal entry into the wind power market, according to the Houston Business Journal.
Jetson Green has a lot of great pictures from the exhibition floor where many many different types of turbines were on display (it’s not just about those big pin-wheels that dot the West Texas horizon).
TexasInsider, a GOP-focused website, highlighted Gov. Rick Perry’s opening remarks at both the conference and the start-up of GreenHunter Energy’s new biodiesel refinery in Houston.
GreenDaily’s take on the conference is here, while MariaEnergia, had a nice range of posts from the conference, including good overviews of some of the panels and interviews with Undersecretary of Rural Development Thomas Dorr and Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher.
Finally, here’s a video highlight reel of the conference put together by AWEA.

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  1. Gene

    Not wind but ethanol. Specifically Brazils cheap sugar cane ethanol. It’s cheap partly because of the slave labor used to harvest the cane. See the http://www.state.gov/ Human Trafficking Report for 2008. I wonder how the “Feel Good” crowd touting ethanol, etc. feels about their miracle fuels now?

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