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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 18, 2012

AWEA meeting to probe details of possible PTC phaseout, long-term policy needs

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-10-18 12:13:35

Wind industry representatives will gather today to discuss the long-term economic implications of their key tax break, including how and whether it could be reduced or phased out and what policy mechanisms could replace it, according to sources familiar with the meeting. The two-day, closed-door meeting being convened by the American Wind Energy Association, the industry’s primary trade association, is separate from the industry’s long-standing push for an immediate extension of the production tax credit, which expires at the end of this year for wind. [ read more … ]

For small-town mayors, Senate race preferences may be blowin’ in the wind

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-10-18 12:14:06

Whichever way the wind blows, it’s probably passing through this town of 3,300 in north-central Montana. At least that’s the picture Shelby Mayor Larry Bonderud paints as he rattles off facts and figures about wind energy development here, seemingly without pausing for breath during a recent interview in the office of his optometry practice. [ read more … ]

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