Wind-resistant senator owns land near proposed Mass. wind farm Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has been blowing hard against wind power, a position that's mystified both his Senate colleagues and wind-industry advocates. Alexander introduced an energy bill earlier this year that included grants for solar and other sources of clean power, as well as incentives for "clean coal," but left out wind, which he alleged is costly and unreliable. He also demanded that the Tennessee Valley Authority declare a two-year moratorium on new wind projects -- to which TVA replied that it had none in the works anyway. But yesterday, when …
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