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June 27, 2012

‘Movement’ coming on extenders package — Baucus

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-06-27 12:22:28

The Senate may hit another milestone in its consideration of whether to extend a bevy of expiring tax incentives — including a key credit for the wind industry — soon after returning from its Independence Day recess, a senior Democrat said today. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.) said he hopes to see “movement next month” on a tax extenders package, although he would not offer additional details. Industry lobbyists tracking the issue have said they expect the committee to mark up an extenders package in July, although Baucus would not confirm those plans. [ read more … ]

With renewables infusion, grid security becomes investment priority — reports

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-06-27 12:15:02

Electric utilities and transmission owners are expected to make significant investments in technologies to protect the grid against ebbs and flows in current caused by the addition of intermittent power sources such as wind and solar power, two new reports predict. [ read more … ]

Martha’s Vineyard Fishermen Drop Suit Against Cape Wind

By Justin Doom and Don Jeffrey, Bloomberg  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-06-27 12:15:20

A group of fishermen agreed to support a wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound in Massachusetts, dropping a federal lawsuit against the project.
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Group sues Interior for data on bird, bat impacts

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-06-27 12:15:37

An environmental group today sued the Interior Department for allegedly withholding information on how commercial wind farms affect birds and bats. The American Bird Conservancy, in a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said the Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to provide correspondences with wind developers and other data on the impacts to birds and bats near wind projects in 10 states. [ read more … ]

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