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Wind Energy Projects Rush to Start Construction in Advance of Expiring Tax Credit (Again)

December 9, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Wind Energy and Tax Credits

It’s December, and that means the wind power industry in the United States is in the middle of what has become an all-to-frequent holiday season tradition: the mad dash to get projects in the ground before the impending expiration of a federal production tax credit worth $23 per megawatt-hour.[read more]

The Battle to Extend Wind Incentives

December 9, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

With the end of the year approaching, the annual Congressional debate over extending a variety of expiring federal tax credits and other benefits is gearing up again. Few of these measures are as high-profile as the payroll tax cut, but each has a vocal constituency, including renewable energy. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA...[read more]

Policy Key to Weather Cleantech Crisis

November 23, 2011 by Jesse Jenkins

Absent timely action by federal policymakers, the coming mass-expiration of federal clean energy policies and investments virtually guarantees that the boom-times of recent years will give way to an industry bust. In the perilous and challenging journey from basic research to full commercial deployment of nascent energy technologies, several pervasive market barriers require limited but direct public policies to accelerate advanced energy innovation and commercialization. Faced with the collapse of current federal clean energy policies, however imperfect they currently are, private investors will be left largely incapable of picking up the slack on their own.[read more]

Key Renewable Energy Subsidies About to Expire

October 27, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

The US renewable energy industry faces a greatly altered incentive environment next year, as eligibility for two of its largest current subsidies comes to an end at the close of 2011. The corn ethanol sector will likely see the complete withdrawal of the blenders' credit that has fueled its growth for more than 30 years, while new...[read more]

Wind Market Seeing Results Despite Uncertain U.S. Policy Future

October 21, 2011 by Amelia Timbers

Like many of you, I saw this headline about Siemens' US wind business and was impressed. Since Siemens is TEC's sponsor, I was able to request an interview on the topic, and I spoke with Mike Revak- Siemens' VP of Technical Sales and Proposals of the US Wind Group. We had an interesting chat- he is bullish on US wind, with or without the...[read more]