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Wind Power

Wind Power

Wind Power

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Wind power is gaining speed in the United States, powering the equivalent of a million-plus households. And while they're celebrating the first Native American-owned turbine in South Dakota, plans to bring windmills to Nantucket Sound have been met with stiff resistance. In this hour, we'll look at the growing use of wind to meet our energy appetites.

Guests:

John Dunlop
*Regional Manager, Northern Great Plains Region, American Wind Energy Association, Minneapolis, Minn.

Mike Sloan
*President, Virtus Energy Research Associates, Austin, Texas

Patrick Spears
*President, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy, Rosebud Sioux Tribe; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Rosebud, South Dakota

John Donelan
*Associate director, Save Our Sound/ Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, Hyannis, Massachusetts