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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 13, 2014

WIND AIDS GRID AS COLD HITS CONVENTIONAL POWER

BY PETE DANKO, Earth Techling  •    •  Posted 2014-01-13 06:49:07

Renewable energy critics harp on the variability of wind and solar production, suggesting (or pretending) that this increasingly manageable challenge is some kind of fatal flaw. Meanwhile, these critics ignore that conventional power sources are no sure things themselves, particularly when the going gets rough, as it has this week in much of the U.S. with an extraordinary cold snap. [ read more … ]

Commentary: Wind energy credit is successful

By Elizabeth Salerno, vice president of Industry Data and Analysis,American Wind Energy Association, The Hill.com  •    •  Posted 2014-01-13 06:49:56

The federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind power must be extended for 2014 and Congress has yet to act. This has injected uncertainty into the market and threatening the livelihoods of thousands of hardworking Americans. While some detractors in Congress attempt to frame the PTC in a negative light, the facts show the incentive for wind power is wildly popular on both sides of the aisle, not only for its effective, market-based design, but also for the economic development it helps create. [ read more … ]

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