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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 6, 2012

Wind-Power Firms on Edge

RYAN TRACY  •  Wall Street Journal  •  Posted 2012-02-06 12:55:49

Wind power is facing a make-or-break moment in Congress, with renewable-energy firms’ projects on hold as lawmakers debate whether to extend subsidies for new wind farms this month. Industry players see two main chances for Congress to act this year. One comes in February, when the wind subsidies could be tacked on to an extension of payroll-tax cuts. The other would come in the lame-duck session after November elections, when lawmakers must address the expiration of tax cuts from 2001
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Cost Of Wind Energy Trending Toward An All-Time Low

  •  North American Wind Power  •  Posted 2012-02-06 12:56:28

The levelized cost of wind energy (LCOWE) is headed toward an all-time low – approaching approximately $0.03/kWh in the bestwind resource sites, finds a new report by the National RenewableEnergy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). [ read more … ]

Interior begins review of Mass. lease

Phil Taylot  •  North American Wind Power  •  Posted 2012-02-06 12:56:59

The Interior Department today said it is beginning a review of commercial wind energy leasing off the coast of Massachusetts, the latest in a handful of states to move forward with development. [ read more … ]

Wind energy leaps ahead in Neb.

  •  WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE  •  Posted 2012-02-06 12:57:26

Opportunities for wind energy in Nebraska took a huge leap forward last week. The Southwest Power Pool approved a plan to construct a high-voltage transmission line from the Gerald Gentleman Station power plant near Sutherland north into Cherry County and then east through northern Nebraska. [ read more … ]

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