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IRS Urges Congress To Take Prompt Action On Tax Extenders
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday October 09 2014
John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is urging Congress to promptly make a decision on whether or not to renew dozens of [read more]
Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday October 07 2014
There's more trouble brewing in Texas. Just months after the chairwoman of the state's public utility commission issued a scathing anti-wind memo, Texas Comptroller Susan [read more]
Alberta Breaks Wind Power Record, Then Does It Again
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday July 29 2014
Canadian province Alberta broke its wind generation record not once, but twice, last week. Between 11 a.m. and noon on Thursday, July 24, Alberta produced [read more]
302 Clean Energy Groups Urge Congress To Pass Stalled Tax Extenders Bill
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday June 26 2014
Although some political leaders have suggested Congress won't take on a stalled tax extenders bill until after the November elections, a coalition of 302 groups [read more]
Ohio Legislature Votes To Halt Renewable Energy Goals
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday May 29 2014
Both chambers of the Ohio legislature have approved S.B.310, a bill that would freeze the state's clean energy and energy efficiency mandates for two years. [read more]
Md. Governor Vetoes Anti-Wind Bill, Saves Proposed Project
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday May 20 2014
On May 16, Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., vetoed an anti-wind bill that most likely would have killed a wind project proposed near the Patuxent River [read more]
U.S. Senate Blocks Bill With PTC Extension - What Now?
by Joseph Bebon on Friday May 16 2014
The U.S. Senate has blocked a bipartisan tax extenders package that includes a two-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) and the investment tax [read more]
Ohio Senate Passes Two-Year Freeze On Renewables Mandate
by Joseph Bebon on Wednesday May 14 2014
On May 8, the Ohio Senate passed S.B.310, a bill to alter the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The RPS requires Ohio utilities to procure [read more]
GE Investigates Two More Turbine Blade Breaks
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday May 13 2014
Within a two-week time span, there were recently two separate blade failures at Invenergy's Prairie Breeze wind farm. Located in Nebraska, the 200.6 MW project [read more]
Kansas RPS Perseveres Despite Three Years Of Attacks
by Joseph Bebon on Wednesday May 07 2014
It appears the battle over the fate of Kansas' renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has come to an end for yet another legislative session, and the [read more]
Bird Groups Target LEEDCo's Icebreaker Offshore Wind Pilot
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday April 22 2014
Two bird conservation groups have again teamed up to target another proposed wind project, this time setting their sights on Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.'s [read more]
Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday April 15 2014
The gloves have come off in Kansas, where a band of legislators and several anti-mandate groups are pushing to repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard [read more]
Update: Maine Legislature Rejects Governor's Attempt To Change Wind Energy Law
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday April 01 2014
Last week, both the Maine House and Senate voted down a governor-backed bill that would have required wind developers in the state to prove a [read more]
Could A Governor-Backed Bill Put Maine's Wind Future In Jeopardy?
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday March 18 2014
During these past few weeks, there has been an ever-changing debate in Maine among the governor's administration, legislators, and renewable energy advocates over whether to [read more]
New England's 'Largest' Renewables Procurement Is All Wind, But Less Than Envisioned
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday February 27 2014
Massachusetts regulators have officially signed off on what the Gov. Deval Patrick administration is hailing as "the largest procurement of renewable energy in New England." [read more]
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