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April 19, 2012

Nevada, Iowa woos Chinese energy firm partners?

Dan Piller, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted 2012-04-19 11:35:51

Folks here were happy enough when HZ Windpower of Chong-qing, China, dedicated two 2-megawatt wind turbines Wednesday, but the locals have their eye on a much bigger prize. HZ is looking for a site in the U.S. to build blades, towers and other components for wind energy. Nevada, whose motto is “Where Renewable Energy is Happening,” thinks it is just the spot for an HZ plant and laid out a welcoming lunch for the company’s officials at Indian Creek Country Club. [ read more … ]

Global wind power market will suffer from loss of U.S. tax credit, industry executives say

Special to E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-04-19 11:36:18

The global wind energy market is heading for a downturn next year as the expiration of the U.S. production tax credit casts a pall on the industry, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) said in a new forecast yesterday. [ read more … ]

Clean Technology on the Brink

JOHN M. BRODER, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2012-04-19 11:36:36

Clean energy technology has grown robustly and come down in price in recent years, driven by hefty government stimulus spending, expectations of future regulation and substantial private investment. But that technology is going to fall off a cliff unless government steps in quickly to revitalize the solar, wind, nuclear, battery and clean vehicle sectors with new spending and federal policy, according to a new study from three research groups. [ read more … ]

Overhauling subsidies could boost renewables, think tanks say

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-19 11:37:00

As federal support for clean energy technologies is projected to decline precipitously by 2014, three prominent think tanks are pushing a new pathway that would free renewable energy industries from the boom-and-bust cycle of policy dependence by rejiggering incentives to reward technologies that can compete with traditional fossil fuels absent government support. [ read more … ]

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