AWEA: Future uncertain for US wind energy

Wind energy construction in the United States is at an all-time high, but the industry warned Thursday the start of new projects this year is uncertain as Congress considers whether to extend a two-decade-old tax credit that expired at the end of last year.

The American Wind Industry Association said more than 12,000 megawatts of wind power, a record, were under construction at the end of 2013. Four projects totaling 269.11 megawatts were built in California last year and two in Colorado totaling 31.8 megawatts.

Tom Kiernan, chief executive with the American Wind Energy Association, told reporters the industry has been mired in a