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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

July 5, 2012

Obama admin advances largest U.S. wind farm, Atlantic offshore plans

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-05 10:27:22

The Obama administration today announced a major advancement of its efforts to expand wind-generated electricity with the completion of environmental reviews of the largest proposed wind farm in North America and of a plan to begin tapping into the vast wind resources off the Atlantic Coast. [ read more … ]

Wind credit with bipartisan backing gets lost in election-year fray

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-05 10:27:39

The ongoing campaign to extend a tax break vital to the wind industry is experiencing something of an identity crisis. On the one hand, the credit has broad bipartisan support and efforts to extend it have been championed even by some freshman Republican lawmakers swept into office on the tea party-backed wave two years ago. On the other, congressional Democrats and the Obama administration are increasingly pointing to inaction on the credit to attack their political rivals and draw contrasts aimed at highlighting GOP support for the oil industry. [ read more … ]

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