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February 28, 2012

Wind Energy: Republicans Offer Support From Breezy States

Pete Danko  •  Huffington Post  •  Posted 2012-02-28 12:44:26

The production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy didn’t shrivel up and blow away when Congress failed to include an extension with tax legislation passed earlier this month. The wind industry, which says development will grind to a halt without the PTC, is continuing to push for an extension, and is doing so with what appears to honest-to-goodness bipartisan support. [ read more … ]

Think tank researcher challenges benefits of renewable energy

Umair Irfan  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-02-28 12:44:54

Renewable power generation from the wind and the sun promises higher energy costs, less reliable infrastructure and, ironically, more pollution, according to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). These problems form “the perfect green trifecta,” according to the report’s author, Benjamin Zycher, a visiting scholar at the think tank. Speaking at AEI’s offices in Washington, D.C., last week, he presented findings from his study titled “‘Renewable’ Electricity Generation — Economic Analysis and Outlook.” [ read more … ]

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