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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 25, 2012

Wind credit stalls despite support

Alex Guillen, POLITICO  •    •  Posted 2012-04-25 11:50:24

Congress is taking the wind out of turbine sales. And that’s despite support from President Barack Obama, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a substantial roster of House Republicans who see extending the wind tax credit as an electoral imperative.
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Senate subpanel approves energy, water spending bill

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-25 11:50:43

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee unanimously approved a fiscal 2013 energy and water spending bill today that would boost funding for clean energy and water infrastructure and authorize the Energy Department to begin finding temporary sites to store nuclear waste. [ read more … ]

Clean-Energy Requirements Targeted by ALEC, Norquist

Jim Snyder, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2012-04-25 11:51:02

Small-government groups including the American Legislative Exchange Council, whose advocacy for Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground law and other measures have drawn calls to revoke its tax-exempt status, are taking aim at state mandates requiring renewable energy use. While environmentalists view the clean-energy standards as vital to reducing the country’s reliance on fossil fuels, groups like ALEC and the Grover Norquist-run Americans for Tax Reform say the mandates are a hidden tax on consumers and a drag on state economies. [ read more … ]

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