All posts tagged "economic development"

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    Fact check: Brookings’s Ebinger off target with wind criticism

    Charles K. Ebinger’s January 7 Brookings opinion piece about the production tax credit does get one thing right. It is true that over a project’s lifetime, wind power ultimately drives investment and consumer savings that more than pays for the tax relief it receives. That’s the result of a smart and worthwhile...

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    Congress extends wind energy tax credits for projects that start in 2013

    'Fiscal cliff' deal preserves America’s leading source of new electric generation WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 1 – Congress has included the long-sought extension of wind energy tax credits in final passage of a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" that now moves to President Obama for his expected signature. America's 75,000 workers in...

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    Colorado wind jobs seen hinging on PTC extension

    Colorado's effort to build a domestic wind power industry, which has led to the creation of 5,000 jobs in the state, is threatened by the impending expiration of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to the Denver Post. The article quotes Tracee Bentley, associate director of the Colorado Energy...

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    Wind for schools … and property taxes

    We've written here several times about the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind for Schools program, a laudable initiative that has resulted in the installation of wind turbines at a number of local elementary and secondary schools around the nation.  But there's another "wind for schools" benefit in many areas–property tax income–that is...

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    Opinion: Wind energy delivers good value for Montana customers

    This article by Jeff L. Fox originally appeared in the Billings (Mont.) Gazette November 10, and is reprinted with permission of the author. “It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” ”• Henry Ford PPL’s announcement that it will mothball...

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    Pueblo Chieftain says: Renew the PTC

    Pointing to the enormous uncertainty Congress has created by failing to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), the Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftain newspaper yesterday called for the incentive to be renewed. The Chieftain's editorial noted that wind turbine manufacturer Vestas employs 1,400 workers in Colorado and that the company, facing...

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    Red State Renewable Alliance forms to broaden support for wind energy, PTC

    The Red State Renewable Alliance, which describes itself as "an ad-hoc coalition of citizens and companies dedicated to promoting the wind energy industry and its role in cultivating jobs and revitalizing manufacturing," announced its launch yesterday in Washington, D.C. The Alliance's Executive Director is John Feehery, a well-known Republican strategist and former...

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    AWEA's Anderson: PTC, wind power have been good for Colorado

    Wind power and the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) have strongly benefited Colorado, says AWEA Siting Director John Anderson in an op-ed published in today's Glenwood Springs (Colo.) Post Independent. According to Mr. Anderson, "Colorado wind power already supports up to 5,000 construction and maintenance jobs, and wind farm owners...

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    Fact check: Bryce off target on wind power jobs

    Funny, I was just thinking to myself a day or two ago that I hadn't seen anything from Robert Bryce attacking wind for a few weeks, when a new column of his appeared in the National Review, full of the familiar distortions and misrepresentations. It's good to know there are some things...

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    Fact check: Bryce bypasses facts, bashes clean energy

    The irrepressible Robert Bryce, of the fossil-fuel-funded Manhattan Institute, has a recent opinion article in the National Review attacking President Obama's energy policy. As usual, Mr. Bryce overlooks some key facts in his rush to condemn clean energy: The cost of wind power is falling.  Wind power's cost has dropped by more...

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