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Created on Monday, 09 December 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind energy, wind power, ptc, renewable energy, clean energy
December 9 -- As Congress dithers for the umpteenth time over extending a key subsidy for wind energy, the industry once again is up in the air. Called the production tax credit (PTC), the subsidy helps ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 21 November 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind energy, renewable energy, clean energy, PTC, Minnesota
November 21 -- Minnesota environmental groups and wind energy advocates are urging Congress to renew federal tax credits for renewable energy projects that are set to expire at the end of the year. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind power, ptc, renewable energy, clean energy
November 6 -- It appears that Christine Hanson is at it again with her recent attack on wind power on behalf of Americans for Prosperity, a group whose funding comes from energy industries which compete ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 02 August 2013 / Industry News
Tags: Minnesota, wind, renewable energy, PTC, clean energy, Minnesota Power
August 2 -- With the addition of another wind farm in North Dakota, the Duluth-based utility expects to meet its mandate 10 years early. Another Minnesota utility is investing in wind power to take ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 26 July 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind power, California, PTC
July 26 -- When it comes to renewable energy, Californians hear a lot about solar power. Massive solar power plants are under construction in the desert and will soon be online. Solar panels adorn ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 19 July 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind power, PTC, costs
July 18 -- Xcel is on a wind roll. Days after announcing a subsidiary’s plans to purchase nearly 700 megawatts of wind power for customers in New Mexico and Texas, the company – thought not long ago ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind power, costs, savings, Xcel Energy, PTC
July 17 -- The utility says three planned wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota are so competitively priced that they will save customers $180 million over the projects’ lives. >>View Article ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 / Industry News
Tags: offshore wind, PTC, costs, economic development, job creation
July 1 -- In the recent column Offshore wind: The enormously expensive energy alternative (Communities June 7, 2013) writer Steve Goreham states that “Unfortunately, offshore wind is enormously expensive. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 10 June 2013 / Industry News
Tags: subsidies, renewable energy, PTC
June 10 -- Energy subsidies have a long history. Governments often argue they are necessary to promote new energies during early developmental stages—think of NASA’s funding for photovoltaics. In ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 10 May 2013 / Industry News
Tags: PTC, Romney, Iowa, wind energy, wind farm, wind power, renewable energy
May 10 -- A controversial wind energy tax credit made MidAmerican Energy’s big new project in Iowa possible, the company’s CEO said Wednesday. MidAmerican has been one of Iowa’s biggest recipients of federal ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 / Industry News
Tags: GE, PTC, tax credit, renewable energy, clean energy, wind power, wind energy, wind turbines
May 7 -- General Electric Co (GE.N) said on Monday the renewal of the U.S. production tax credit has helped it sell wind turbines with 1 gigawatt of generating power since January. >>View Article ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind, clean energy, renewable energy, PTC, tax credit
May 7 -- The U.S. wind-power industry is expecting a tough battle in Congress as it seeks another extension of a federal tax credit that received a one-year renewal at the last minute in January. ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 / Industry News
Tags: IRS, wind energy, renewable energy, clean energy, tax credit, PTC, wind power
April 16 -- The Internal Revenue Service completed rules today that define how wind-farm developers can qualify for tax breaks. Under a law signed by President Barack Obama in January, wind projects must ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 13 March 2013 / Industry News
Tags: PTC, wind power, wind energy, Google, data centers
March 13 -- Encouraged by the extension of the production tax credit (PTC), Google will continue to work with utilities to procure wind energy to power the company's data centers. >>View Article ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind power, wind credit, Colorado, Xcel, wind energy, PTC
February 20 -- Hoping to give wind-energy developers the time they need to access federal tax credits, Xcel Energy Inc. on Tuesday asked Colorado regulators for permission to speed up its request for bids ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: PTC, AWEA, wind energy, wind power, wind tax credit, production tax credit, Dan Reicher, renewable energy, incentives
January 16 -- At the first industry gathering since Congress extended the PTC and changed the language to help the industry return to substantial growth by 2014, keynote speaker Dan Reicher and others ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: PTC, wind power, renewable energy, ACORE, jobs
January 9 -- CLAIM: The PTC is a government subsidy that doesn’t really help the wind industry grow and hasn’t resulted in jobs or economic activity since its inception. Get the facts>> [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: fiscal cliff, Minnesota, wind farms, wind energy, PTC, renewable energy
January 8 -- Count us among those who are pleased that the deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff also included an extension of the wind production tax credit. >>View Article  [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: Sam Brownback, production tax credit, PTC, wind energy, renewable energy, Kansas
January 7 -- A footnote in the climatic federal tax showdown delivered a rush of fresh economic news to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.  The production tax credit for wind energy projects was extended ... [ +++ ]
Created on Friday, 04 January 2013 / Industry News
Tags: wind industry, PTC, wind energy, Production Tax Credit, renewable energy, Congress
January 4 -- The U.S. wind industry is powering up once again after Congress extended a critical tax credit that wind companies say will save tens of thousands of domestic jobs and allow more clean ... [ +++ ]
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