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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 9, 2012

Romney opposition to wind tax credit gives Obama opening, shows risks of green-jobs skepticism

Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2012-08-09 11:37:13

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has been savaging what it calls President Barack Obama’s “unhealthy” obsession with “green jobs.” The Republican challenger criticizes the government program that propped up solar manufacturer Solyndra, and he mocks Obama’s vision of a boom in employment, citing a European study to argue that new solar or wind-energy positions would destroy jobs elsewhere. But when a campaign spokesman said last week that Congress should let a tax break for wind energy producers expire at the end of the year, some Republicans were concerned the candidate had gone too far [ read more … ]

Manufacturing giant sheds wind division, calling its acquisition a mistake

Gabriel Nelson, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-08-09 11:20:15

United Technologies Corp. rode the swelling clean energy technology wave a few years ago when Congress seemed close to enacting a climate change law or a renewable energy mandate, but the maker of Carrier air conditioners, Sikorsky helicopters and Pratt & Whitney engines is now cutting loose some of its investments into low-carbon energy. [ read more … ]

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