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October 17, 2012

PTC backers flying in veterans for lobbying push

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-10-17 12:14:05

About 25 military veterans will be roaming the halls of Capitol Hill tomorrow and Thursday to push for an extension of a key wind-industry tax break that is set to expire at the end of this year. The lobbying effort is being organized by the nonprofit Operation Free, a veterans organization that promotes renewable energy. Workers will come from E.ON Climate and Renewables, Invenergy, Gamesa, NextEra, EDP Renewables and Siemens. [ read more … ]

Nebraska Custer County landowners welcome 50-turbine wind farm

By Emily Nohr, WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER  •    •  Posted 2012-10-17 12:14:33

Custer County landowners Dale and Phyllis Green never expected to share their family ranch of more than 50 years. But today, a single wind turbine soars about 80 meters into the sky and sits on a section of rolling pasture where Dale, 82, and Phyllis, 72, used to raise cattle. The turbine is one of 50 in the just-completed $145 million Broken Bow LLC project, a joint effort by Edison Mission Energy, a subsidiary of Edison International, and the Nebraska Public Power District. [ read more … ]

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