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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 4, 2014

Committee clears extenders bill with renewable energy, efficiency incentives

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-04-04 06:13:37

en. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) put a greener tint on his package of temporary tax breaks this morning, adding key renewable electricity and efficiency credits to the slate, but he stopped short of considering several tangential proposals, including one to expand the scope of an existing solar energy tax credit and another to encourage natural gas as a transportation fuel. [ read more … ]

With extenders package through committee, Wyden sees ‘springboard’ to reform

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-04-04 06:13:56

The Finance Committee this afternoon wrapped up what its chairman hopes will be the last session it will convene on the tangle of technically temporary but regularly renewed tax incentives collectively known as extenders. Now, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is encouraged that this exercise will provide a “springboard” to consider a full overhaul of the tax code in the next couple of years. However, he first needs the extenders bill to make it through the full Senate and House, where it is likely to encounter more resistance than during this afternoon’s markup, which ended with a nearly unanimous voice vote in favor of renewing the 50 expired or expiring extenders. [ read more … ]

Poll shows majority of Americans support alternative energy over fossil fuels

Daniel Bush, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-04-04 06:14:18

A majority of Americans favor alternative energy over fossil fuels and support energy conservation policies, a new poll shows. According to a Gallup poll released yesterday, 64 percent of Americans prefer wind, solar and other alternative energy sources over oil, coal and gas — a 5 percent increase from 2013. [ read more … ]

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