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With further PTC uncertainty, where is the wind industry going in 2013?

June 4, 2012 by Henry Spethmann
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At Windpower 2012, the annual conference of the American Wind Energy Association, the industry's major challenge is apparent everywhere: from the General Session, to the sidehalls, to the breakout sessions. The wind power industry, despite tremendous growth, is still entirely dependant on a hodgepodge of federal support programmes for it...[read more]

Measuring success by how much you spent on the program: A renewable energy example

April 11, 2012 by Michael Giberson

In general, in public policy analysis, you’d like to judge ultimate success or failure of a program by its net results, by actual benefits less the costs involved in achieving those benefits. Admittedly sometimes benefits are hard to measure, but ultimately the point of a policy change is to bring about some improvement in something...[read more]

Phyllis Cuttino - Renewable energy tax credits support private investment, key to global leadership

December 28, 2010 by Joseph Romm

Last week, Congress took the opportunity to create jobs and to reinvigorate both our manufacturing base and seize new export markets by passing the extension of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program, which allows renewable energy developers to claim tax incentives directly. The extraordinary worldwide growth in clean energy investment...[read more]