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Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel … Continue reading Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

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Wind energy gains predictability from tax credits’ multi-year extension

The agreement by congressional leaders last night on a multi-year extension of renewable energy tax credits would secure several years of predictable policies that encourage private investment in wind energy, industry leaders said today.   “This agreement will enable wind energy to create more affordable, reliable and clean energy for America by providing multi-year predictability … Continue reading Wind energy gains predictability from tax credits’ multi-year extension

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More than 2,000 business voices call on Congress to pass tax extenders

American workers and the U.S. economy were well represented this week as a broad coalition of more than 2,000 organizations, representing millions of individuals, employees, businesses, community development, and non-profit groups, called on Congress this week to pass a multi-year extension of expired, and expiring, federal tax provisions. Groups ranging from American Apparel and the … Continue reading More than 2,000 business voices call on Congress to pass tax extenders

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Renewable Production Tax Credit has driven progress and cost reductions, but the success story is not yet complete

With a two-thirds reduction in the cost of wind energy over the last six years, the renewable Production Tax Credit is on track to achieving its goal of a vibrant, self-sustaining wind industry. That is the remarkable conclusion of analyses by national laboratories, consultants, and other independent experts and summarized in a new white paper, … Continue reading Renewable Production Tax Credit has driven progress and cost reductions, but the success story is not yet complete

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Amazon calls for extension of wind energy tax incentives

In making the announcement that it would buy power from the first wind farm in North Carolina, Amazon called for the extension of renewable energy tax incentives that are currently moving through Congress. Yesterday, Congress also took a step in the right direction when the U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted 23-3 to extend the primary federal … Continue reading Amazon calls for extension of wind energy tax incentives

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AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

The American wind energy industry today praised members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for voting overwhelmingly to extend over 50 tax policies through 2016, including the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that incentivize the building of more U.S. wind farms.   The committee on a final vote of … Continue reading AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

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85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

A threat to the most important federal policy for continued wind energy development in America has led 85 companies to protest to the 21 members of Congress involved. (Photo via U.S. Geological Survey) There are 20 co-sponsors of the “PTC Elimination Act” (H.R. 1901, known as the Marchant-Pompeo bill for its initial two sponsors). The … Continue reading 85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

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Senate proposal would unfairly punish wind power

Buried in a massive 2016 spending bill for energy and water programs are budget cuts for valuable research into wind energy that the U.S. Senate should restore.   Yale University polling shows that there is no red/blue divide on funding research for renewable energy, which the Senate spending proposal would cut The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee … Continue reading Senate proposal would unfairly punish wind power

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Senate spending proposal would unfairly punish wind energy

Buried in a massive 2016 spending bill for energy and water programs are budget cuts for valuable research into wind energy that the U.S. Senate should restore, said the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, chaired by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), passed the spending bill including the … Continue reading Senate spending proposal would unfairly punish wind energy

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Letter calls for multi-year extension of renewable energy tax credits

Republican and Democrat governors pressed U.S. Senate and House leadership yesterday to extend critically important tax incentives used to grow wind energy and keep good-paying manufacturing jobs here at home.   Washington Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee and Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively of the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition, co-signed a … Continue reading Letter calls for multi-year extension of renewable energy tax credits

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U.S. wind energy needs govt support for development

Although the U.S. wind power industry has improved significantly, it may need four to five years to become an “economic issue” instead of a ” political issue”, said industry experts at the WINDPOWER 2015 Conference and Exhibition, an annual event held by American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). WINDPOWER 2015, held from May 18 to 21, … Continue reading U.S. wind energy needs govt support for development

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Missing the big picture on energy subsidies

The Energy Information Administration recently released a brief snapshot in time of the incentives for different energy sources. By itself, this snapshot paints an incomplete and distorted picture of the impact of incentives on our energy mix. Fossil fuels have benefited from permanent incentives for nearly a century, and nuclear for more than half a … Continue reading Missing the big picture on energy subsidies

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Wind energy in United States: What 2014 meant for wind power in 5 graphics

In 2014, 4,854 megawatts (MW) were installed in the U.S. – over four times more new wind energy than in 2013. There were about 2,500 wind turbines installed in 19 states – enough to power 1.4 million average American homes. However, the amount installed in 2014 still falls far short of what the industry was … Continue reading Wind energy in United States: What 2014 meant for wind power in 5 graphics

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Senate vote doesn’t reflect wind’s bipartisan support

Congress should act to extend the Production Tax Credit as soon as possible, for as long as possible, to avoid forcing the workforce of the American wind industry off another cliff because of uncertain federal policy. Senator Heitkamp’s amendment to extend the PTC could have encouraged a constructive, bipartisan conversation about how to do that. Instead … Continue reading Senate vote doesn’t reflect wind’s bipartisan support

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Don’t Let Anti-Wind Energy Groups Block Clean Energy in Congress

Wind power is one of our most promising solutions to air pollution and climate change. With 2014 passing as the hottest year ever recorded, wind offers a no-brainer way to move away from burning coal, oil and natural gas, the fossil fuels that are a primary climate change cause, and still meet our electricity needs. The … Continue reading Don’t Let Anti-Wind Energy Groups Block Clean Energy in Congress

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Wind power capacity additions in USA expected to increase in last quarter of 2014

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a report stating that wind power capacity additions in the first three quarters of 2014 totaled less than 2 gigawatts (GW), but project developers have reported an additional 3 GW of expected capacity additions for the fourth quarter. The developers also reported an additional 11 GW of wind … Continue reading Wind power capacity additions in USA expected to increase in last quarter of 2014

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US Congress extends policy critical to the success of wind energy

American wind power and tens of thousands of workers in its U.S. supply chain will have a brief opportunity for new projects as the U.S. Senate voted last night to extend a critical incentive for 2014. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promised to continue seeking a more stable policy to allow wind energy to … Continue reading US Congress extends policy critical to the success of wind energy

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Congress should extend wind energy tax credit through ’15

Congress should, without delay, extend the federal wind energy production tax credit through the end of 2015. We fear anything less will result next year in reduced wind energy investment and fewer wind energy projects at a key time of growth and promise for the industry. Earlier this month, the House passed an extension of … Continue reading Congress should extend wind energy tax credit through ’15

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