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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 13, 2012

With advance of tax credit and OCS leases, optimism builds in nascent U.S. industry

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-08-13 11:25:08

Officials in the offshore wind industry are cheering a series of moves by Congress and federal agencies that have raised hopes that wind farms could soon sprout in U.S. waters. While construction of the first turbines off the Eastern Seaboard is likely years away, industry officials say the Senate Finance Committee’s decision this month to extend the investment tax credit, combined with continued approvals of projects and lease areas from federal agencies, has sent a strong signal to potential investors. [ read more … ]

Energy Foundation Video: “How the Lights Stay On”

  •  Energy Foundation  •  Posted 2012-08-13 11:25:26

Ben Paulos and his colleagues at the Energy Foundation commissioned this video on the integration of wind and solar into the grid. It’s very well done. [ read more … ]

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