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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 20, 2014

Business, enviro groups call for extension of renewable energy incentives

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-20 06:26:34

Hundreds of environmental groups and clean energy firms are urging Congress to renew the production tax credit and other incentives that expired at the end of last year. The letter sent by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and more than 450 other organizations comes amid continuing debate on Capitol Hill over how to handle the several dozen lapsed tax breaks collectively known as “extenders.” [ read more … ]

Republican Senate a boon to carbon bill — Whitehouse

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-20 06:26:54

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse today said the Republican takeover of the Senate may actually help pass legislation putting a price on carbon emissions. The Rhode Island Democrat said his new bill to place a $42-per-metric-ton levy on carbon from fossil fuels production and imports may have “significant opportunities” to become law, precisely because Republicans will gain the majority next year. [ read more … ]

Ikea buys second wind farm in U.S.

By Peter Kelly-Detwiler, Forbes  •    •  Posted 2014-11-20 06:27:13

The company purchased the 165-megawatt facility in Cameron County, Texas, as part of Ikea’s goal to completely offset its energy use with renewables such as wind and solar power by 2020, according to Ikea U.S. acting President Rob Olson. The wind farm will produce enough electricity for 90,000 average homes in the United States. [ read more … ]

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