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September 21, 2012

Unusual coalitions clash over wind energy tax credit

By Juliet Eilperin, Published: September 20, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2012-09-21 12:26:42

The wind power industry boasts enviable political assets in its fight to preserve a prized tax benefit. Republican and Democratic governors trumpet the benefits of wind energy; industry officials can identify manufacturing jobs at risk in crucial presidential election swing states if the tax credit expires; and a phalanx of lobbyists and consultants are working to ensure it stays in place for at least one more year. But now an unusual coalition is fighting the extension, including tea party followers, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the electric utility most closely associated with President Obama. The result is an unpredictable and intense lobbying fight. [ read more … ]

A Threat to Wind Energy Careers?

  •  KMIT  •  Posted 2012-09-21 12:26:55

The once bright future of wind energy is looking a bit dimmer these days. The recent announcement that “Siemens Energy” plans to lay off more than 600 workers in three states, including a plant in Iowa, not only affects current jobs, but may also impact those looking to enter the wind energy field. Since he was a Freshman in high school, Adam Kadner knew he wanted to study a career in wind energy. [ read more … ]

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