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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 27, 2013

Iowa Wind energy representatives say they want equal representation in tax fight

By Stephen Gruber-Miller, IowaWatch  •    •  Posted 2013-08-27 12:02:43

Wind producers in Iowa say they want a level playing field when it comes to tax breaks. They would go so far as to push for cutting tax breaks for other energy producers, such as oil and gas, Iowa Wind Energy Association Executive Director Harold Prior said in an interview with IowaWatch. [ read more … ]

Western wind, solar could compete with gas in 2025 — DOE study

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-27 12:02:59

Renewable wind and solar power could be cost-competitive with natural gas in Western states without subsidies in 2025, when current state renewable energy standards are set to expire, according to a new federal study.
The study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that wind and solar power from remote lands in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana could be transmitted to urban customers for almost the same cost as power from a nearby natural gas plant.
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Moniz appoints panel of outside advisers

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-27 12:03:15

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said today that he will look to a diverse panel of academics, former government officials, environmentalists and industry representatives to offer advice on a range of issues he will confront over the duration of his term atop the Department of Energy.
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