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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 7, 2013

Wind energy group devising plan to present to tax committees

By Zack Colman, The  •    •  Posted 2013-05-07 12:06:47

A top wind trade group said Monday that it’s crafting a long-term policy plan that it plans to take to tax-writing committees in the House and the Senate. The proposal will include “a number of scenarios or strategies,” incoming American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan said at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago. AWEA officials will embark on a road show of sorts to get input from industry stakeholders before finalizing a proposal. [ read more … ]

AWEA looks to step up lobbying, political contributions

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-05-07 12:07:05

Wind industry leaders are urging their members to spend more time lobbying and give more money to political campaigns as they seek to craft a long-term strategy to win supportive policies at the federal, state and local level and defend against their well-funded critics. The American Wind Energy Association opened its annual conference here with an appeal for industry officials to get more involved in the political process as the organization’s new CEO and board chairman acknowledged that they had a lot of work ahead to design a plan to allow for stable growth for years to come. [ read more … ]

House GOP set to debate wind incentives, dependency on gas and EPA rules

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-05-07 12:07:25

House Republicans this week are poised to step into several prickly debates over how the grid and power prices are being affected by an increasing amount of renewables that require natural gas backup, the effect of production tax credits for wind and looming U.S. EPA rules. [ read more … ]

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