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September 10th, 2009

House passes $1 billion wind energy bill

Abstract:
The House passed legislation on Wednesday that would initiate a $1 billion program to make wind turbines more efficient and reliable. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., aims to ensure that huge wind-generating turbines - some with blades spanning 100 yards - can be more cost effective in harnessing power from the wind.

Tonko said the initiative could leverage nanoscience research by businesses and research institutions that are working at the molecular level to create lighter and more durable materials.

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