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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 1, 2012

White House threatens to veto energy spending bill

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-06-01 11:36:26

The White House last night issued a veto threat to a pending House spending bill to fund the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies, citing cuts to clean energy promotion and other DOE priorities and “policy riders” that would reopen the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository, undo federal building efficiency requirements and block guidance on the Clean Water Act. [ read more … ]

U.S. Imposes Duties on Chinese Wind Tower Makers

By MATTHEW L. WALD, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2012-06-01 11:37:01

Chinese manufacturers of towers for wind turbines received unfair subsidies and must now pay duties of 13.7 to 26 percent, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in a preliminary decision in a case brought by four American manufacturers of the towers. The decision, the third trade case decided this year in favor of American wind and solar manufacturers, will be followed by another in the coming weeks on whether Chinese companies engaged in dumping the towers in the United States at prices below the cost of making them. [ read more … ]

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