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February 19, 2013

Could Wind Power Cool New England’s Price Fever?

By MATTHEW L. WALD, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-02-19 13:46:02

At the Union of Concerned Scientists, the senior energy analyst Michael B. Jacobs, who has a blog called the Energy Roller Coaster, has been sounding the alarm about over-reliance on natural gas in New England and Texas. The solution, he said, would be to turn to more renewable energy sources like wind so that the demand for gas would be smaller at clinch times. “You don’t have nearly so much of a price spike if you have more renewables in your portfolio,” he said. [ read more … ]

Proposed Nebraska incentives for wind energy up in the air

By Martha Stoddard, WORLD-HERALD bureau  •    •  Posted 2013-02-20 14:35:18

The governor and State Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha on Monday urged state lawmakers to hold off on passing new tax exemptions while they work on overhauling the whole tax system. If the Legislature’s Revenue Committee heeds their calls, two bills that would add wind farms to the state’s business tax incentive programs would be sunk. [ read more … ]

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