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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 13, 2012

U.S. leads the world in wind and solar investment

Lisa Friedman, E&E reporte  •    •  Posted 2012-04-13 11:34:39

The United States for the first time since 2009 outpaced all other major economies in clean energy investment, pouring $48.1 billion into wind, solar and other technologies last year, according to a new report out today. In doing so, the United States pulled itself up from third place, where it had lagged behind China and Germany. But the top slot could be short-lived. The authors of the “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race?” study by the Pew Charitable Trusts attribute the unprecedented 2011 investment in the United States to a likely one-time rush before renewable energy tax credits bite the dust. [ read more … ]

Wind industry reports strong 2011, pushes for tax credit extension

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-04-13 11:35:11

The U.S. wind industry posted another year of double-digit growth in 2011 and expects to continue with similar gains this year — but that progress is in jeopardy if Congress does not act soon to extend a key tax break, industry officials warned today. [ read more … ]

Wind farms don’t cause long-term harm to birds — study

E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-04-13 11:35:30

Onshore wind farms do not cause long-term damage to bird populations, but the construction phase does harm some species, according to a new study. [ read more … ]

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