AWEA meet amid soaring growth in wind installation and continued uncertainty regarding leadership in Congress

U.S. Wind Industry Gathers Amid Record-Setting Construction, Market Uncertainty

More wind power capacity is under construction today than at any time in industry history, the AWEA highlights in its Q1 2014 market report, but the outlook is being dimmed by ongoing uncertainty over US energy policy. Upon completion, they’ll generate enough clean, renewable electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 4 million average U.S. homes.

Congress Finance committee approves a bill to extend the renewable energy tax credit.

Senate Finance Committee Approve Bill to Extend Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

Late last week the Senate Finance Committee approved the “Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act.” The bill will extend a number of expired or expiring tax provisions, including the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The bill now goes to the floor of the Senate for debate. If the bill becomes law it…

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Renewable Energy Tax Credits Pass Senate as Part of Bailout Plan

As of last Monday, things looked pretty bleak for renewable energy tax credits set to expire at the end of the year. As we reported, both the House and the Senate had approved renewing the energy tax credits, but the President had vowed a veto of the House version, and the House refused to accept the Senate version. Given the…

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Congress and Renewable Energy Tax Credits: A Deer in the Headlights

As the afternoon wears on this Monday, the likelihood grows that renewable energy tax credits will not be extended and instead expire at the end of this year. Amid the economic turmoil, suspended presidential campaigns (or not), and surreal drama in Washington in an attempt to deal with the crisis on Wall Street, Congress has also been grappling with forging an…

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