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2011-08-08 13:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced plans today to build a large-scale wind farm in Willacy County, Texas, and sell the electricity it generates to San Antonio-based CPS Energy, the nation's largest municipally owned energy utility. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate the 200-megawatt (MW) Los Vientos I Windpower Project...

2011-07-27 16:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction of the 443.9-megawatt Rolling Hills wind project in southwest Iowa is progressing on schedule toward a planned year-end completion. Today, officials from MidAmerican Energy Company, Mortenson Construction and Siemens Energy gathered with community leaders and local residents at the site to showcase the project. Attendees celebrated the region's continued focus on bringing renewable energy and economic development to the...

2011-06-16 17:11:00

EDINBURG, Texas, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas has a global reputation for being home to major oil and natural gas fields, but the winds of change have brought a new energy player to the Lone Star State; wind energy. Baryonyx Corporation, of Austin, Texas, has announced submission of applications for three wind energy sites in South Texas to the US Army Corps of Engineers. The wind farms are planned for development across more than 60,000 acres of submerged land under lease from the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'