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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 24, 2012

In a Nod to Gas Prices, Obama Talks About Energy

MARK LANDLER  •  New York Times  •  Posted 2012-02-24 12:47:59

President Obama, confronted by the political perils of surging gas prices in an election year, on Thursday defended his efforts to wean the United States off imported oil, even as he conceded there was little he could do in the short run to ease the pain at the pump. Speaking to students at the University of Miami, in a swing state where gas averages $3.69 a gallon, Mr. Obama said: “Just like last year, gas prices are climbing across the country; this time, it’s happening even earlier. And when gas prices go up, it hurts everybody.” [ read more … ]

Kerry, Brown call for extension of wind energy tax credits

Erin Ailworth  •  Boston Globe  •  Posted 2012-02-24 12:48:59

Senators, including John Kerry and Scott Brown, are urging government officials to reauthorize a production tax credit for wind energy projects that is set to expire at the end of the year. [ read more … ]

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