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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 6, 2012

Ryan backs Romney on wind energy tax credit

By Rebecca Kaplan. CBS News  •    •  Posted 2012-09-06 12:11:38

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Wednesday backed nominee Mitt Romney’s opposition to extending a wind energy tax credit that is sacrosanct to Iowa voters, a position that could cost the Republican ticket support in this battleground state. “We think these tax credits are important to get industries up and running, but we don’t think they should continue on indefinitely. What we think would be more helpful for all renewable energies is to lower tax rates on businesses,” Ryan told Des Moines television station KCCI when asked whether he agreed with Romney that the credit should be allowed to expire at the end of the year. [ read more … ]

Shifting Views on Climate Change

John Broder, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2012-09-06 12:12:01

President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, have spelled out their views on climate change in a bit more detail than they usually do on the campaign trail in response to questions from a group of scientific organizations. In written statements posted on Tuesday at the Web site of, the candidates added some clarity to their views on global warming, but in a way that also raised some questions about their consistency. [ read more … ]

Transmission siting is one thing Barrasso and former DNC chief Dean agree on

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-06 12:12:22

Every odd couple agrees on something. During an hourlong forum on energy development, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso (R) and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean (D) differed on how to advance solar and wind energy development, the source of climate change and whether President Obama’s energy strategy is effective. [ read more … ]

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