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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

July 12, 2012

Romney surrogate says wind energy credit stance not set

By Ben Geman, TheHill.com  •    •  Posted 2012-07-12 15:29:29

A surrogate for GOP White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the presumptive nominee wants to end the production tax credit for wind energy projects, but is still deciding how the popular incentive should be phased out. Romney’s stance could be critical for the wind energy industry, which is lobbying hard to maintain the incentive that industry officials call vital to funding new power projects. [ read more … ]

Bipartisan senators seek vote on ‘clean’ PTC extension

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-12 15:29:53

A bipartisan pair of senators yesterday offered an amendment to a pending small business tax bill that would provide the Senate its first opportunity this year to vote on a straightforward extension of a key wind energy tax incentive, without delving into politically charged showdowns over unrelated issues such as oil company tax incentives or stimulus-funded renewable energy supports. [ read more … ]

DOE brass will barnstorm to tout clean power tax credits

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-12 15:30:16

Top officials at the Department of Energy will hit the road tomorrow to promote tax credits aimed at spurring clean energy manufacturing, biofuels development and the deployment of wind turbines, DOE announced today. Energy Secretary Steven Chu plans to travel to Wisconsin to visit a wind turbine manufacturer and biofuels research center, while Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman will participate in several events in Texas, including a visit to another wind component manufacturer. [ read more … ]

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