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Congressional Inaction Threatens Record Wind Energy Growth

October 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

The picture of the US wind energy industry looks markedly different looking back than it does looking forward. US wind energy capacity has been growing at a record rate this year, but the year-end expiration of a key federal tax credit is already slowing things down.


Wind Farms Add Nearly $6B, 20K Jobs to Illinois Economy

July 20th, 2012 | by Andrew

A study by Illinois State University's Center for Renewable Energy finds that the state's 23 largest wind farms create thousands of jobs and boost local economies, adding fuel to calls for Congress to extend the key federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC).


Deja Vu All Over Again: Congressional Republicans Intent on Nixing Wind, Renewable Energy Growth

February 18th, 2012 | by Andrew

They're at it again--Republicans and Democrats in a practically dysfunctional Congress fought over budgetary matters this past week, specifically an extension of the wind energy production tax credit. The wind energy PTC has helped spur billions of dollars of investment in a young, emerging industry that's going to prove vital in decades to come. It's helped create thousands of good jobs when job creation has cratered. It's improved environmental and health conditions. We won't have it, Congressional Republicans voted once again



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