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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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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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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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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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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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AWEA urges wind energy supporters in Congress and White House to work to pass two-year extension of critical tax policies

As Congress considers extensions of tax policies used by a variety of businesses, it is crucial that the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) be extended at least through 2015 as included in the EXPIRE Act, passed unanimously on a bipartisan basis by the Senate Finance Committee in April.   … Continue reading AWEA urges wind energy supporters in Congress and White House to work to pass two-year extension of critical tax policies

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AWEA, 450 organizations, call on congress to extend successful clean energy tax provisions

More than 450 businesses, companies and other organizations have signed and sent a letter urging Congress to immediately extend expired and expiring clean energy tax measures, including the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC), before the end of this year.   “AWEA is proud to join this diverse coalition of companies and … Continue reading AWEA, 450 organizations, call on congress to extend successful clean energy tax provisions

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Americans for Prosperity ignores the facts about the PTC and wind energy

The Production Tax Credit has been an extremely successful policy. The PTC is a market-driven solution that has rapidly scaled up wind power, making it the leading source of clean energy that will never run out. Providing this tax relief has proven to be a great investment as wind energy: Has attracted $75 billion in … Continue reading Americans for Prosperity ignores the facts about the PTC and wind energy

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Wind energy business community urge Congress to pass the EXPIRE act after holiday break

The Senate recessed for the Memorial Day break without a vote on the EXPIRE act to extend dozens of crucial tax policies, including the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for clean energy. A letter was delivered to Senators earlier in the week from a broad spectrum of the business community urging … Continue reading Wind energy business community urge Congress to pass the EXPIRE act after holiday break

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Senate approves two-year wind energy PTC extenstion

The US Senate Finance Committee has approved a package of renewed tax breaks with a two-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy. The renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) were included today with bipartisan support, as the U.S. Senate Finance Committee reported out a tax extenders … Continue reading Senate approves two-year wind energy PTC extenstion

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Wind energy tax credit extension will benefit Nevada

A report by the Nevada-based Clean Energy Project announced recently that at least $5.5 billion has been invested in Nevada clean energy, a milestone in the Silver State’s emergence as a national renewable-energy hub. For wind power, extending the Production Tax Credit means keeping the private investment and U.S. manufacturing jobs coming. Sen. Heller and … Continue reading Wind energy tax credit extension will benefit Nevada

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144 Members of Congress Urge Investment in Clean Energy

Members of Congress from both parties – representing more than a quarter of each chamber – called for an extension of federal tax credits for wind energy today. In the Senate, Mark Udall (D-CO) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) were joined by 24 of their peers on a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership calling for … Continue reading 144 Members of Congress Urge Investment in Clean Energy

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Extension of wind energy PTC urged

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, both Democrats from Colorado, and 24 other senators urged Senate Finance Committee leadership Friday to extend the wind production tax credit in upcoming legislation. The committee should extend the production tax credit to support the 80,000 Americans employed in the U.S. wind industry, the senators wrote in a … Continue reading Extension of wind energy PTC urged

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Congressional Champions of the PTC and ITC warn colleagues they must act now to keep the U.S. wind energy industry robust

Bipartisan House and Senate champions of the campaign to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) today urged their colleagues to act quickly to end another calamitous policy gap that threatens private investment, U.S. manufacturing and progress on clean energy. Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and … Continue reading Congressional Champions of the PTC and ITC warn colleagues they must act now to keep the U.S. wind energy industry robust

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