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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 8, 2013

Bipartisan coalition of governors calls for policy certainty for the wind industry to continue crucial economic growth

AWEA  •    •  Posted 2013-11-08 07:33:36

Today 11 governors from states around the country called for policy certainty for the wind industry to continue needed economic development from wind energy. Last year the wind industry was responsible for pumping $25 billion into the economy for new wind farms, supporting 80,000 American jobs. The governors in an open letter to congressional leaders ask Congress to provide the certainty needed to keep those investments flowing and retain jobs in local communities. [ read more … ]


By ALEX GUILLEN, Politico  •    •  Posted 2013-11-08 07:34:17

AFP pressures 10 House members: Americans for Prosperity today is starting a $75,000, six-week online ad campaign asking 10 House lawmakers — eight Republicans and two Democrats — to sign a letter Rep. Mike Pompeo has been circulating opposing extending the wind production tax credit. [ read more … ]

Amid natural gas boom, Texas remains a leader in wind power

Kevin Carmichael, Toronto Globe and Mail, Nov. 5  •    •  Posted 2013-11-08 07:35:00

A federal tax credit on renewable energy generation is spurring development in the United States, with Texas emerging as an unlikely leader in wind power generation. Last year, Texas generated 12,600 megawatts, more than the state’s mandate of 5,800 MW by 2015. Although the state accounts for a major amount of wind generation, interest in developing the technology has waned with the rise of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling for fossil fuels. [ read more … ]

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