All posts tagged "tax incentives"

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    Governors' Wind Enegy Coalition pushes for PTC extension with letter, news conference

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R) and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D), leaders of the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, called today on Congress via letter and news conference to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). In the letter to Congressional leadership, Mr. Branstad and Mr. Kitzhaber urged Congressional leadership  “...

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    Fact check: CFACT’s Driessen off base in attacking clean energy

    The Washington Times ran an op-ed recently by Paul Driessen of the misnamed Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a fossil-fuel funded group, commenting on what the re-election of President Obama means for America’s energy future. Mr. Driessen paints a dubious picture of the type of energy policy America needs, wants, and–now...

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    Investor urges PTC extension, calls for level playing field

    Noting that a series of federal incentives led to the remarkable growth of today's shale gas industry, investor Jeff Perkins, in an op-ed in today's Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News, calls for an extension of wind energy's primary incentive, the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC). Comments Mr. Perkins, "The shale gas revolution didn’t happen...

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    National survey: 60 percent of Americans back tax credits for renewable energy

    A recently released Texas A&M University National Energy Opinion Poll finds that 60 percent of Americans support "tax cuts for companies to develop renewable energy technologies," and 21 percent favor focusing on wind power development (second only to solar power). According to the national survey, 59 percent of those responding also favored...

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    AWEA's view: Wind energy, PTC advance in elections

    Wind energy fared well in Tuesday’s elections, with voters returning wind champions in both parties to Congress, and allowing the current administration’s support for wind energy to continue uninterrupted. “We’re pleased to see the popular support we’ve always seen in polling validated by the election of so many champions of wind energy...

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    Wind executive: PTC-related layoffs 'not happy experience'

    Laying off hundreds of workers because of Congress's delay in extending the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) has been painful, one wind company spokesman said today on a segment aired on Minnesota Public Radio. Bill Burga, who heads manufacturing in North and South America for LM Wind Power, a company...

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    Colorado: Report confirms health, environmental benefits of wind power

    Wind energy in Colorado each year saves a billion gallons of water while avoiding emissions of air pollutants equivalent to that produced by half a million cars, according to a recent report from Environment Colorado. Between 2000 and 2011, production of electricity from wind energy in Colorado grew from zero to 4.7...

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    Fact check: American Energy Alliance errs with attacks on wind

    The American Energy Alliance (AEA), a fossil-fuel funded organization, has released a new document attacking wind energy.  The document purports to be a “study” based on “research,” but contains no new information or analysis—it is simply an advocacy piece that is entirely subjective, funded by an organization with a particular point of...

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    Republican Congressman praises PTC at Colorado wind farm dedication

    U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) singled out the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) for praise Monday at a wind farm ribbon-cutting event, saying, ""Wind energy harnessed in Colorado and across the country has to be part of any true 'all of the above' strategy that moves us closer to energy...

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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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