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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 26, 2012

Vets group promotes wind tax credit ahead of extenders hearing

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-26 11:28:55

With a key House committee set to begin today considering whether to extend a key wind energy tax break that expires at the end of the year, a veterans group is pointing to the role renewable energy plays keeping the lights on at remote bases in war zones and providing jobs to veterans when they return home. A Ways and Means subcommittee meets this morning to consider proposed legislation that would extend a variety of temporary tax provisions scheduled to expire at the end of this year, including the production tax credit (PTC) for wind, which has been a key focus for renewable energy backers on and off Capitol Hill. [ read more … ]

37,000 jobs at risk if wind energy tax credits expire, backers say

Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted 2012-04-26 11:29:15

Supporters of a bipartisan effort to protect the American wind energy industry say that 37,000 U.S. jobs will be at risk this year if Congress fails to extend the production tax credits that have been vital to wind power development. The call for Congress to pass HR 3307, the American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act, was made during a teleconference hosted by three members of Congress, the American Wind Energy Assn. and TPI Composites, a Newton, Iowa-based wind blade manufacturer. [ read more … ]

NV Energy pulls out of Idaho wind project over sage grouse concerns

E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-04-26 11:29:30

NV Energy Inc. has pulled out of a major Idaho wind energy project after environmental studies showed it could have “more than minor adverse effects” on the population of imperiled sage grouse. [ read more … ]

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