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February 15, 2012

Fate of wind power tax still unknown

PETE ROPER  •  The Pueblo Chieftain  •  Posted 2012-02-15 12:44:11

With the clock winding down, House and Senate negotiators still were working Tuesday at drafting legislation to extend the 2 percent cut in federal payroll taxes for the rest of the year. What wasn’t known was whether that legislation also would include extending the federal Production Tax Credit that companies such as Vestas-American Wind Technology want to help recruit new customers for its wind tower turbines. [ read more … ]

Obama’s Wish List for Energy

MATTHEW L. WALD  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2012-02-15 12:44:37

Among other changes, the Obama administration is seeking to eliminate $4 billion in subsidies to fossil fuels, aid that Dr. Chu calls unnecessary; it is also proposing to drop research on onshore wind because it is “an established technology,’’ the energy secretary said. Offshore wind will still get research help.
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