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    Cleantech hole in tax deal: potential job-killer

    ” … t appears that an important piece was left out of the framework tax deal: two relatively small clean energy tax provisions that have created tens of thousands of jobs and will improve U.S. economic competitiveness while reducing pollution.” That's Daniel J. Weiss at the Center for American Progress, writing about...

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    Wind Factory Watch: Northern Power Systems: Michigan

    As the Detroit Free Press put it, “Good news blows into Michigan” today, with Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) scheduled to announce that the Great Lake State has landed its first large wind turbine assembly plant. Northern Power Systems, a turbine manufacturer based in Barre, Vt., will be using a factory in Saginaw,...

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    Renewable trade groups call for tax credit extension

    December 7, 2010 The Honorable Harry Reid, 522 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell, 361A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, 235 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable John Boehner, 1011 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 Dear...

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    ALERT: Tax credit expiration threatens tens of thousands!

    ALERT: Tax credit expiration threatens tens of thousands! SPECIAL ALERT Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 Contact: Debra Preitkis-Jones debra@awea.org, 202-580-6458 direct, 202-870-0270 cell Tens of thousands of layoffs in American wind energy seen at stake in tax extender package In the process of preparing year-end numbers on the industry, the American Wind Energy...

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    Wind speeds: maybe lower, but not at turbine height

    by Michael Goggin, AWEA Manager of Transmission Policy The question of diminishing winds due to climate change has surfaced again (see “Diminishing winds? Not yet”), this time in the form of a study finding lower winds at a number of locations in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The reassuring consensus of wind resource...

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    Tax Foundation off base on wind, solar subsidies

    Recently the Tax Foundation, a Washington, DC-based organization, issued a report on U.S. energy subsidies with misleading information on incentives for wind and solar. The report correctly points out that after more than 90 years, the highly profitable fossil fuel industries continue to receive billions in government support. In 2009, Management Information...

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    An emissions solution: Get technology transfer right

    by Peter L. Kelley, AWEA Vice President for Public Affairs New international institutions are being invented to transfer the technology that reduces global warming emissions. How to do that has emerged as a key issue in the climate talks in Mexico, and leading area in which they could actually produce results later...

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    AWEA offers wind overview at Power-Gen

    AWEA will be represented at the Power-Gen International conference next week in Orlando, Fla., with the session below focusing on wind organized by AWEA Business Development Manager Jeff Anthony. This two-hour session will be an excellent chance to get an overview of what's happening in wind and what's next. (And if you're...

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