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December 13, 2011

Tax Policy Blowing in the Wind

MATTHEW L. WALD  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2011-12-13 12:45:42

If you want something from Congress, there are probably only about four shopping days left until Christmas, because most members of the House and Senate seem likely to go home on Friday. One big item on the green list is an extension of the production tax credit for wind energy, and the industry’s trade association, the American Wind Energy Association, released a dire study on Monday about what will happen without it.
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Wind-farm jobs hinge on tax credit

Joe Napsha  •  PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW  •  Posted 2011-12-13 12:46:08

Pennsylvania’s chances to create thousands of jobs in the wind energy industry and get an economic boost from $1.5 billion in investments over the next four years could be reduced if Congress does not extend a tax credit that will expire at the end of 2012, wind power supporters said Monday. [ read more … ]

Big energy measures to slide past 2012

By DARREN GOODE and DARREN SAMUELSOHN  •  POLITICO  •  Posted 2011-12-13 12:46:35

Capitol Hill’s biggest energy policy trend of 2011 is a Congress unable to accomplish much of anything. Don’t expect that to change until after next year’s election. [ read more … ]

Murkowski drafting bill to protect reliability under EPA rules

Gabriel Nelson  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-13 12:46:53

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has asked her staffers to work on legislation to ensure the electric grid remains stable under new U.S. EPA rules, she said this afternoon. [ read more … ]

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