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April 2, 2012

Popular wind-energy tax credit stumbles in Congress

Allison Sherry,The Denver Post  •    •  Posted 2012-04-02 12:14:29

“It’s nuts,” Sen. Michael Bennet said. “It’s like Congress will get around to it when Congress is ready to work on it, but that’s cold comfort for people getting laid off across the country and the state of Colorado.” A delay in the tax extension, say members of Congress and the industry, could cripple manufacturing for 2013. The impact is greater now than it was 10 years ago because domestic manufacturing has grown so quickly. [ read more … ]

States, feds ink deal to streamline Great Lakes wind projects

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-02 12:14:00

The Obama administration and several states are easing the offshore wind permitting process for Great Lakes wind developments, officials said today. The Department of Energy and Council on Environmental Quality spearheaded the effort to coordinate siting and permitting requirements — a mix of state and federal regulations — for offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes. Five of the eight Great Lakes states entered into a memorandum of understanding with DOE, CEQ and other federal agencies, in which they agreed to produce a permitting blueprint for wind development in the lakes to smooth the process without sacrificing environmental protection. [ read more … ]

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