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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 12, 2012

Democrats, GOP spar over Chu plan to upgrade power lines

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-12 12:28:43

A heated dispute over an Obama administration initiative to modernize the country’s sprawling electric grid triggered a partisan brawl in the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday, with a top Democrat accusing his GOP colleagues of trying to implement a “socialist electricity system.” [ read more … ]

NRDC details wind jobs as push continues to extend key tax break

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-12 12:29:05

As the clock ticks down on a key wind industry tax break, a top environmental group today released two reports aiming to detail where jobs are created within the industry and how its growth has created ripple-effect economic benefits, such as boosting incomes and tax revenues in beleaguered cities and towns. The reports commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council are meant to bolster arguments that the wind industry has been an economic boon as industry supporters continue a long-running lobbying effort urging Congress to extend the wind production tax credit, which is set to expire at the end of this year. [ read more … ]

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