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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 25, 2012

47 House Republicans urge Boehner to let tax credit die

John McArdle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-25 12:38:38

Forty-seven House Republicans are calling for an end to the federal production tax credit for wind energy, invoking the failed Solyndra solar energy company to decry the subsidy as another Obama administration green energy handout that picks winners and losers. The group, led by Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo — a vocal opponent of all forms of energy subsidies — submitted a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday urging him to allow the PTC to expire by the end of the year as scheduled. [ read more … ]

Iowa State to offer wind energy Ph.D.

By Solomon Keithley  •    •  Posted 2012-09-25 12:38:59

The Faculty Senate has approved the formation of a wind energy Ph.D. program at Iowa State. The university had received a $3 million award from the National Science Foundation in the fall of 2011, to support the new program. At senate‚Äôs the meeting this past Sept. 11 meeting, the plans were set in motion, to begin as early as spring 2013. [ read more … ]

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