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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 6, 2011

K Street mounts blitz for tax breaks

Anna Palmer  •  Politico  •  Posted 2011-12-06 13:21:06

Unless a set of tax perks, credits and other goodies worth billions to industry gets slipped into a bill this month, they’ll expire — and lobbyists for a variety of interests are working hard to keep them alive. [ read more … ]

Proposed Entergy deal is a milestone in opening the grid to outside competition

Peter Behr  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-06 13:21:38

The $1.8 billion agreement yesterday by New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. to sell 15,700 miles of high-voltage lines to ITC Holdings Corp. would double the size of ITC, the nation’s largest independent transmission owner, and mark a new milestone for advocates of wide-open electricity competition. [ read more … ]

Grid can handle electric cars, renewables if U.S. crafts new policies — MIT

Hannah Northey  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-06 13:22:02

New federal policies are needed to help the country’s vast, aging electric grid ward off cyber attacks and handle a surge of electric cars and renewable power during the next two decades, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said today. [ read more … ]

Answer Is Blowing In The Wind For Vestas

David Winning  •  Wall Street Journal  •  Posted 2011-12-06 13:22:27

Monday, Vestas warned that if a U.S. wind energy production tax credit expired in 2012 it would have dramatic consequences for the U.S. wind power market. [ read more … ]

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