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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 22, 2014

A climate change answer in the wind 

BY JOHN DURSO, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  •    •  Posted 2014-10-22 04:00:58

In the wake of the People’s Climate March — and with world leaders descending on the UN to make pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — the city is abuzz with talk about how to move toward cleaner, sustainable energy. On Monday, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced plans to divest its millions from fossil fuels. [ read more … ]

Senate Finance Committee Considers Wind Energy Tax Incentives

By ECAPITOL, KGOU  •    •  Posted 2014-10-22 04:01:11

The Senate Finance Committee began Tuesday what its chairman said he hoped was a cost-benefit analysis of the current tax incentives available to the wind energy industry. “Our primary goal is to gather information that will give members of the Oklahoma Senate a better understanding of the cost and benefits associated with the current tax subsidy for wind power generation. In advance of this committee meeting research and data collection has already been accomplished to document the costs of subsidizing wind power. [ read more … ]

Panel hears pros, cons of wind energy incentives

By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau  •    •  Posted 2014-10-22 04:01:31

A Senate panel on Tuesday heard the benefits and disadvantages of millions of dollars in state incentives that go to the wind industry. The location of wind farms has been an issue at the Capitol. A measure by Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, would have put a moratorium on wind farms east of Interstate 35. The measure was not heard in the Oklahoma House.
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