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November 12, 2013

Green groups urge extension of clean energy credits

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-11-12 07:01:30

With just over six weeks remaining in the year — and, hence, in the current life cycle of some key clean energy tax credits — a coalition of environmental groups is calling on Congress to not let those incentives lapse.
It seems a long shot to expect congressional tax writers to turn their attention from the intensifying discussion of an overhaul of the tax code to deliver an extension of the expiring provisions before the end of this year. But failure to do so would create more problems for a slate of burgeoning industries, the groups wrote in a letter to members of the Senate Finance Committee. [ read more … ]

Wind farm turns to remotes, radar to prevent bird deaths

E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-11-12 07:01:44

A Montana wind farm is using tracking radar and a remote operations center to prevent golden eagle and other raptor deaths. The radar’s “detect and deter” cameras, along with human monitors, at the Rim Rock Wind Facility in Glacier and Toole counties can spot signs of possible bird collisions and shut down wind turbines within 30 seconds. [ read more … ]

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