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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 10, 2012

Obama Draws Contrast With Romney on Wind Energy Tax Credit

By JACKIE CALMES, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2012-08-10 11:53:36

Speaking not far from a wind turbine manufacturing plant here on the hot plains, President Obama on Thursday contrasted his support for keeping alive an expiring tax credit for wind energy producers with the opposition of Mitt Romney to that subsidy and others for clean energy alternatives to oil. Mr. Obama’s attacks followed days of veiled criticism of Mr. Romney’s stance by Republican leaders in Colorado and Iowa, both election battlegrounds that are among the leading states in trying to harness wind power. The issue dogged Mr. Romney on Wednesday in Iowa and last week in C [ read more … ]

Obama Attacks Romney on Wind-Energy Stance

By Laura Meckler, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2012-08-10 11:54:00

President Barack Obama assailed rival Mitt Romney Thursday for opposing tax credits for wind energy producers, a vulnerability for the Republican in Colorado and Iowa, two battleground states that have thousands of good manufacturing jobs tied to the nascent industry.
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Interior to review first-ever floating turbine proposal off Maine

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-08-10 11:54:19

The Interior Department today announced it will begin reviewing a Norwegian company’s proposal to build what would be the nation’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Maine. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said it will prepare an environmental impact statement on Statoil North America’s proposal to construct a 12-megawatt demonstration project about 12 miles off the Gulf of Maine. [ read more … ]

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