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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 18, 2011

Kitzhaber joins call for renewable energy tax credit extension

Lee van der Voo  •  Sustainable Business Oregon  •  Posted 2011-11-18 12:55:22

Gov. John Kitzhaber has joined a coalition of governors in asking Congress to extend the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit for at least four years. [ read more … ]

Iowa breezes to forefront of wind power industry

Mike Wiser  •  Iowa Farmer Today  •  Posted 2011-11-18 12:55:48

It was one of the biggest games of the 2011 college football season and the hottest ticket in town. Thirty years ago, Iowa’s wind industry was little more than a smattering of windmills dotting the rural landscape. Now, propelled by advances in technology, government support, the instability of the foreign energy market and the cachet of clean, renewable energy, it’s a multi-million-dollar affair. It supports more than 3,000 Iowa jobs worth a combined payroll upwards of $70 million a year, according to association figures, and landowners make roughly $12.6 million a year in lease payments hosting turbines on their land. [ read more … ]

Report pushes for future with no coal, less nuclear

Manuel Quinones, E&E Reporter  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-11-18 12:56:10

The United States would save more than $80 billion over the next 40 years by committing to renewable energy, according to a report released yesterday by the think tank Civil Society Institute. [ read more … ]

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