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EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Energy Tax Credits to Help Coal Survive

Tax incentives for the wind industry should be eliminated, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday. “I would do away with these incentives that we give to the wind industry,” Pruitt said, responding to a question about the effectiveness of renewable energy at an event held at the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Monday. “I’d … Continue reading EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Energy Tax Credits to Help Coal Survive

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Meeting Clean Power Plan with wind power saves consumers billions on natural gas purchases

EPA recently released modeling results confirming that wind energy protects consumers against fuel price increases and provides states and utilities with valuable flexibility as they develop their Clean Power Plan (CPP) compliance plans. EPA’s analysis shows natural gas prices are 12-13 percent lower when more renewable energy is used for CPP compliance, saving consumers around … Continue reading Meeting Clean Power Plan with wind power saves consumers billions on natural gas purchases

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Don’t be fooled by misleading studies on Clean Power Plan

It seems like a different study attacking the EPA’s Clean Power Plan pops up in the media every other week. But many of these studies are riddled with flaws and funded by competing energy interests, so media and the public should think twice before repeating their claims. A new briefing from the Energy & Policy Institute (EPI) … Continue reading Don’t be fooled by misleading studies on Clean Power Plan

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Wind energy can help reliably meet EPA’s Clean Power Plan

New studies by some of the nation’s leading power system experts confirm that electric reliability will not be negatively affected as wind energy and other clean resources continue their growth to help the nation reduce carbon pollution. This conclusion builds on the findings of the non-partisan Energy Information Administration, which last month forecast that wind … Continue reading Wind energy can help reliably meet EPA’s Clean Power Plan

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Wind energy can help U.S. meet EPA Clean Power Plan

Adding wind power can help the U.S. meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan by cutting carbon pollution while keeping the lights on. That’s according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) that explains how wind energy is already making critical contributions to the reliable operation of … Continue reading Wind energy can help U.S. meet EPA Clean Power Plan

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EPA honors 2014 Green Power Leaders

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented its annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 23 businesses and organizations for their efforts to significantly advance the green power market by using electricity from renewable energy including solar power, wind energy, geothermal energy, biogas, and low-impact hydroelectric sources.   “By using green power, these businesses and organizations … Continue reading EPA honors 2014 Green Power Leaders

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States can benefit economically by using wind power to meet new EPA carbon rule

The first-ever federal regulation on carbon pollution from existing electric power plants can be an economic boon to wind-rich states if they meet them by developing more wind energy, the industry’s trade association will testify tonight in Washington, D.C. Electricity generated from a wind farm in one location lets a utility reduce generation from fossil … Continue reading States can benefit economically by using wind power to meet new EPA carbon rule

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Coverage of EPA Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court issued a ruling yesterday concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to limit carbon pollution from a variety of sources, and the country’s major newspapers were quick to offer their coverage of the decision.  The decision could set the tone for the high court’s attitude toward the EPA’s overall climate plan, says The … Continue reading Coverage of EPA Supreme Court ruling

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EPA speaks with Western Gov’s., Iowa wind set-up for success, SC turbine testing switches on

The second half of the week begins with regional news with national implications: EPA’s Gina McCarthy visits the Western Governors’ Association to talk 111(d), Iowa set itself up for clean energy jobs, and a turbine testing center in South Carolina could score an important client. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy headed to Colorado Springs this week … Continue reading EPA speaks with Western Gov’s., Iowa wind set-up for success, SC turbine testing switches on

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Newspapers editorialize in favor of proposed limit on carbon pollution

The weekend has come and gone, and news on the EPA’s proposed cuts to U.S. carbon pollution continues to make headlines, attracting no shortage of favorable editorials in support of the proposed rule from major papers across the country. Crain’s Cleveland Business points out that states that have developed the most wind power have seen … Continue reading Newspapers editorialize in favor of proposed limit on carbon pollution

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Making sense of the EPA’s carbon plan, state-by-state

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Monday its intent to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. With the fervor over the rule beginning to calm five days later, people are starting to wonder what the EPA’s rules will mean for individual states. The Washington Post’s Wonkbook blog offers a good roundup of its … Continue reading Making sense of the EPA’s carbon plan, state-by-state

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State papers editorialize in favor of EPA rule

Yesterday highlighted national papers who spoke out in favor of the EPA’s new rules designed to cut our carbon dioxide emissions. Today, there’s more from state and regional papers, reflecting the significant public support for tackling climate change. The Toledo Blade editorial board pointed out that due to the possible freeze placed on the state’s … Continue reading State papers editorialize in favor of EPA rule

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Press, public support EPA carbon policy

With the proposed EPA rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants the topic of conversations coast-to-coast, newspapers around the country are siding with the public, arguing in favor of cutting carbon emissions now to combat the potential effects of climate change. The New York Times considers the proposed rules an important step … Continue reading Press, public support EPA carbon policy

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EPA green power purchasers rankings highlights users of wind energy, other renewables

One of the big stories of the last few months is the number of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for wind that have been signed—60 in 2013. There’s a related story, and it too, highlights an indicator of renewable energy growth, not to mention its popularity. While 8,000 MW of PPAs were signed during 2013 (as … Continue reading EPA green power purchasers rankings highlights users of wind energy, other renewables

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Wind energy proving itself a critical solution to achieve large, long-lasting reductions in carbon pollution

Today, EPA released data showing that power plant carbon dioxide emissions declined 10% between 2010-2012. During this period, U.S. wind energy production increased 48%. The U.S. wind energy fleet is currently reducing carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 100 million tons per year, or just under 5% of total electric sector emissions in 2012. Interestingly, preliminary Energy … Continue reading Wind energy proving itself a critical solution to achieve large, long-lasting reductions in carbon pollution

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South Australian EPA says no issue with inaudible wind farm noise

The Clean Energy Council has welcomed a report released by the South Australian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that it says has finally put to rest a common myth about wind farms – that they create dangerous levels of infrasound, or sound too low for humans to hear, that can be harmful to people who live … Continue reading South Australian EPA says no issue with inaudible wind farm noise

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