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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 6, 2013

Opinion: Tax credit helps wind power and the economy

By Liz Salerno, AWEA–The  •    •  Posted 2013-11-06 07:27:56

It appears that Christine Hanson is at it again with her recent attack on wind power on behalf of Americans for Prosperity, a group whose funding comes from energy industries which compete directly with wind. Unsurprisingly, the misinformation Hanson and her organization have spread concerning the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) walks hand in hand with the typical agenda-fueled rhetoric we hear from other special-interest groups. When the facts are on the table, however, we find a very different story than the one presented by Hanson. [ read more … ]

Microsoft buys Texas wind farm to help power data center

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2013-11-06 07:28:38

Microsoft Corp. is moving to close the gap with other technology giants by agreeing to buy all the electricity produced by a Texas wind project to power one of its data centers. The deal represents the company’s first direct purchase of renewable energy: a 20-year deal to purchase the power produced by a 110-megawatt wind project 70 miles northwest of Fort Worth, Texas. The Keechi project, by Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., will begin construction early in 2014. [ read more … ]

Wind power catches political-economic breeze in Latin America

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •  E&E  •  Posted 2013-11-06 07:29:20

Latin America is riding a surge in wind power installations due to robust energy demand growth in countries like Brazil and Mexico and government policies encouraging the adoption of renewable energy, according to a new report from Navigant Research. [ read more … ]

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