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Wind energy installations increased in 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced that the wind industry broke all previous records by installing nearly 10,000 megawatts of new generating capacity in 2009. The installed capacity is enough to serve more than 2.4 million homes. However, despite the increase in installations, the industry still …

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Obama Signs $7-Billion Rescue Measure for Highway Trust Fund

Fixing a looming problem in the Highway Trust Fund--at least for now--President Obama has signed legislation providing a $7-billion infusion for the trust fund's highway account. The additional money, which will be transferred from the general fund, is expected to keep the account solvent through Sept. 30 or perhaps a bit longer.

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FAA Bill on the House Floor

Authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration expired in September 2007. Since then, the FAA - including aviation infrastructure programs - has been operating under a series of short-term extensions. The House is tentatively scheduled to vote on reauthorization legislation (H.R. 915) Thursday, May 21.

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