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High speed train between Detroit and Chicago?

September 11th, 2013

High speed rail has been proposed for the US Midwest as a way to better and more quickly connect cities, while reducing pollution from individual cars. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be hearing the public’s views in several meetings next week.

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Great Lakes Wind partners with BlueGreen Alliance to create more U.S. jobs

October 18th, 2010

GLWN, also known as the Great Lakes Wind Network, has teamed up with the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation to help bring more small and medium manufacturers into the developing U.S. wind energy business.

The partnership will help these smaller firms build capacity so they can supply parts for North American wind turbines, and in turn, strengthen growing U.S. wind markets.

Part of the money for this joint project will come from the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s (NIST) Clean Energy Manufacturing Center, which is trying to help U.S. manufacturers find a place on the production chain for wind power.

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Elkhart to get Finnish electric car assembly plant

January 6th, 2010

Green Right Now Reports

Elkhart, Ind., will become home to an assembly plant for the Finnish company THINK, a maker of all-electric vehicles.

THINK's City model can go 100 miles on a charge

THINK's City model can go 100 miles on a charge

The factory, expected to employ at least 400 workers, will produce a “highway-capable urban EV” that is being newly marketed in Europe and will be available later this year in the U.S., the company announced yesterday.

The THINK “City” model car will not come off the line at the Elkhart location until 2011, after the Finnish automaker retools the Indiana plant, which previously made recreational vehicles.

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Governors agree to keep Midwestern High Speed Rail plan on track

July 28th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports:

Eight Midwestern states have agreed to work toward the common goal of developing high speed rail in the Midwest, and hope to access $8 billion in earmarked federal dollars to fund the new services.

Governors from those states — Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin — signed an agreement on Monday, saying they support each other in seeking federal dollars to build a high speed rail network. The hub of the network would be in the Windy City, and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley along with five of the governors attended the Midwest High Speed Rail Summit to solidify the agreement.

Chicago already serves as a hub for Amtrak and many freight lines. The new plan would bring high speed rail into the mix, which advocates say could transform and green transportation in the the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

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Wind power growing at gale force in the U.S.

April 13th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

The American Wind Energy Association released its annual rankings of industry leaders today, among manufacturers, producers and states with the greatest wind production capacity.

First the states: Texas leads the nation with the ability to produce 7,118 Megawatts of power, or enough to keep 1.75 million homes in electricity.

It is followed by: Iowa (2,791 Megawatts of wind capacity); California (2,517 Megawatts); Minnesota (1,754 Megawatts); Washington (1,447 Megawatts) and Oregon and Colorado (each with just over 1,000 Megawatts).

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U.S. power plant carbon dioxide emissions dropped slightly in 2008

April 6th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

A softening economy and a milder-than-usual winter contributed to a decline in carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants in 2008, according to a new report from the Environmental Integrity Project.

EIP officials noted that the decrease is a departure from the recent trends, with power plant carbon dioxide emissions having risen 0.9 percent since 2003, and 4.5 percent since 1998, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Fort Wayne, IN: GreenFEST ‘09: In Celebration of Earth Day Week

April 2nd, 2009

On April 25, 2009, Waynedale Green Alliance & Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana will unite for GreenFEST ‘09: In Celebration of Earth Day Week. This is the first annual Green Festival to take place in northeastern Indiana, and a great opportunity to become involved in all aspects of sustainable living.

Mayor Tom Henry will give the proclamation at noon. The Three Rivers Vero Club will be riding in from Wayne High School for their GreenFEST ’09 Tour to Southwest Conservation Club. Speakers from Citilink, Allen County Solid Waste District, and Save the Maumee Grassroots Organization will be on hand along with a finale concert by Cathy Serrano, Bill Certain, Skip Calvin of Guitar Exchange, and Dan Dickerson of Harp Condition.

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