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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 9, 2012

Western governors ask for extension of tax credit for wind energy

By Howard Pankratz, Denver Post  •    •  Posted 2012-12-09 15:42:35

Western governors Friday called on Congress to extend the wind-power tax credit rather than let it expire at the end of December. In a letter to the U.S. House and Senate leaders, Western governors said that extending the credit now is critical to achieving the country’s clean-energy goals, building the nation’s manufacturing base, creating jobs, lowering energy costs and strengthening security. [ read more … ]

Western governors urge PTC extension, eventual elimination of all energy subsidies

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-12-09 15:43:06

The bipartisan Western Governors’ Association is urging Congress to immediately extend the wind production tax credit for projects that begin construction next year as a first step to eventually eliminating all federal energy subsidies. In a letter sent to congressional leadership today, Govs. Gary Herbert (R-Utah) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) — the chairman and vice-chairman of the 19-state organization — urge an immediate extension to the PTC, which is scheduled to expire at the end of this year unless Congress acts. [ read more … ]

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