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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 27, 2012

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin continues support for wind production tax credit

McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Paul Monies The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City  •    •  Posted 2012-09-27 12:13:30

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin remains committed to an extension of the federal production tax credit for wind energy, joining several other Republican governors and lawmakers in the central United States and highlighting a split with GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Fallin, speaking at the annual meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Oklahoma City, said she still supports a temporary extension of the production tax credit. The incentive, which expires, offers wind producers a 2.2 cent per kilowatt-hour tax credit. [ read more … ]

Labor-enviro coalition targets key lawmakers with tour promoting PTC

Hema Parmar, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-27 12:13:55

A coalition of labor unions and environmental groups started a multistate tour today to urge key Republican lawmakers to renew a key wind tax credit, warning that scrapping it will kill thousands of jobs. “Congress must renew the production tax credit,” said David Foster, executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance. “The lives of real Americans are being disrupted; jobs are at stake as well as future environmental performance.” [ read more … ]

Project to bring Canadian hydro, wind power to NYC draws fire in Albany

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-27 12:14:18

New York state lawmakers, union leaders and operators of coal-burning power plants expressed opposition at a state Senate hearing yesterday to a proposal to ship Canadian hydropower into New York City through an underwater power line. Senate Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications Chairman George Maziarz (R) said the proposed $2.2 billion, 333-mile transmission line from the Canadian border to the city would punish aging power plants that are already struggling from weak demand and cheap natural gas. [ read more … ]

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