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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 8, 2014

CRS report outlines PTC phaseout allowing wind, gas parity

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-01-08 06:47:37

The renewable energy production tax credit is gone for now and, even if it is reinstated this year, there are growing calls to replace the current system of year-to-year extensions with a more definitive path meant to phase out the credit altogether. To that end, the Congressional Research Service last month produced a report weighing the pros and cons of various phaseout proposals that have been floating around Capitol Hill and in energy policy circles over the last few years. [ read more … ]

Minn. judge tells Xcel Energy to pick solar over gas

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-01-08 06:48:01

A state administrative law judge has given Minnesota’s nascent solar industry a huge competitive boost by finding that a 100-megawatt solar power project by renewable energy developer Geronimo Energy is a more economical and environmentally sound way to meet future electricity demand than the construction of natural gas-fired power plants. [ read more … ]

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