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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 23, 2012

Nebraska Governor hopes for extension of wind-power tax credit

By Joe Duggan, WORLD-HERALD BUREAU  •    •  Posted 2012-10-23 11:54:05

Gov. Dave Heineman gave conditional support to extending the federal tax credit for wind power Monday after speaking at the Nebraska Wind Conference. The credit, set to expire at the end of the year, has become a contested issue in the presidential race, with Democratic President Barack Obama saying he would extend it while Republican challenger Mitt Romney wants to let it end.
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U.S. Adding Record Number of Wind Turbines

  •  Reuters  •  Posted 2012-10-23 11:54:33

U.S. wind power developers are installing record-high numbers of turbines in 2012 but that growth could weaken if a production tax credit expires at the end of this year, an industry group says. The U.S. wind industry in August for the first time surpassed 50,000MW of generation capacity – enough to power 13 million homes, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) says in a report. [ read more … ]

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