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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 24, 2013

With new tax incentives, DOE boosts wind power growth estimates by 34%

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-05-24 11:45:27

The U.S. wind energy sector could add as much as 20,000 megawatts of new generation between 2012 and 2016 as developers take advantage of new Treasury Department rules that make new wind farms eligible for federal tax benefits through the end of 2013. The projections, released yesterday by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, account for January’s extension of the production tax credit for wind power and subsequent guidance from the Internal Revenue Service giving clear direction to developers on how a project must qualify for the PTC. [ read more … ]

‘Natural gas boom is a boon’ for renewables — Moniz

Katherine Ling, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-05-24 11:45:05

“The way I look at it is that this natural gas boom is a boon,” Moniz said during a town hall session yesterday that was posted in a video on his Facebook page. “The key is that buying time is not very useful if you don’t use the time,” he said. “It means pushing hard on those other technologies, on the renewable technologies. This is the time to get those ready for the marketplace on a big scale. So, this is the decade, I believe the crucial decade, for us to accomplish that,” Moniz said. [ read more … ]

Groups rally against renewable energy bill

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2013-05-24 11:45:55

Groups are pushing back against proposed legislation in Colorado that would eliminate a renewable energy incentive. The incentive change is a response, in part, to a pending federal lawsuit filed in 2011 that questions its constitutionality. [ read more … ]

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