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National Survey: Nearly 90% Of Americans Say Government Should Act On Global Warming, Push Ahead On Clean Energy

May 29th, 2013 | by Andrew

In contrast to a bitterly divided Congress, there is also broad public support for eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, taxing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, and lowering emissions regardless of what other countries may or may not do, according to a national survey conducted by 4C -- George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and the Yale Center for Climate Change Communication


Leveling the Energy Playing Field: Senate Bill to Allow Renewable Energy MLPs

June 8th, 2012 | by Andrew

One of the ways the US federal government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry is by allowing natural gas, oil and coal investors to form Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). These special purpose investment vehicles exempt companies forming them from corporate income taxes. Legislation from Delaware Sen. Christopher Coons seeks to level the playing field by opening MLPs up to renewable energy investors.


Private Sector Players Stepping Up Pace of Clean Energy Investments

January 27th, 2012 | by Andrew

Good news on the clean energy finance front---private sector investors are stepping up the pace of their investments across the renewable energy landscape, from wind and solar to geothermal and hydropower. With a Congress hopelessly divided on the direction energy and environmental policy should take and threatening lapses of key clean energy incentives imminent, private sector capital is going to be critical in order for the fast pace of renewable energy systems deployment and technological innovation to continue


Tax Credit Extension Crucial to US Clean Energy Growth, Manufacturing & Jobs Revival

December 12th, 2011 | by Andrew

The US wind energy industry can create and save 54,000 jobs, including expanding the wind energy manufacturing sector by 1/3 to 46,000 jobs, according to the results of a study completed by Navigant Consulting. That's given a stable federal tax policy that includes extending the existing wind energy production tax credit (PTC) for another four years. The AWEA, along with US manufacturing industry groups, labor unions and environmental groups, is pushing for Congress to pass recently introduced legislation that would extend the PTC through



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