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January 2 -- Vestas Wind Systems A/S (VWS), the biggest wind-turbine maker, led gains among European peers as the U.S. Congress approved a law extending a tax credit for the industry.  >>View Article

December 28 -- The Portland (Me.) Press Herald today joined dozens of newspapers from coast to coast in calling for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), saying in part, “If we are serious about developing domestic energy, we should look beyond a single source, even if, like gas, the source is plentiful and relatively inexpensive.” >>View Article

December 20 -- The Obama administration lent its support Wednesday to a congressional effort that would open a financing structure for renewable energy.  Energy Secretary Steven Chu called on Congress to approve legislation that would let investors utilize master limited partnerships for renewable energy, which he said would spur development.  >>View Article

November 30 -- As Congress debates how to solve the looming fiscal cliff, time is also running out for renewal of a tax credit promoting wind energy production.  Its end-of-year expiration date is creating a sense of urgency for Colorado lawmakers, and it’s bringing together some unexpected groups to back the cause. >>View Article

October 26 -- Venture-capital (VC) funding in the wind energy sector jumped to $57 million in six deals in the third quarter, compared to just $17 million in three deals in the second quarter, according to a recently released report from clean energy communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. >>View Article 

October 25 --  The amount of electricity Colorado can generate from the wind is expected to grow by 26 percent before the year ends.  That will boost the state’s total capacity for wind power by 467 megawatts from 1,805 megawatts currently, according to figures from the American Wind Energy Association, to 2,272 megawatts — enough wind power to support 568,000 home should all the wind farms be operating at full capacity at the same time. >>View Article

Friday, 19 October 2012 18:37

Military Vets Press GOP On Wind Credit

October 19 -- A group of military veterans pressed congressional Republicans on Thursday to renew a tax credit for the wind industry that their party's standard-bearer, Mitt Romney, has vowed to end.  The veterans, who are all employed by the wind industry, secured meetings with staff for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and half of the Republican members on the House Ways and Means Committee, among others. >>View Article

January 9 -- After years of strong growth in green energy, the coming clashes between Congress and President Barack Obama are already prompting a sober outlook for one of the nation's leading renewable energy and efficiency advocacy coalitions.  >>View Article

January 4 -- Millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief this week following successful votes in the U.S. Congress to avoid the “fiscal cliff”. Within the energy sector, one of the fundamental issues at stake during the last months of budget wrangling was the fate of a suite of clean energy tax incentives that have proven vital to the growth of home-grown, clean energy.  >>View Article

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