On the Edge of the Subsidy Cliff: Will the US PTC Expire?

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On the Edge of the Subsidy Cliff: Will the US PTC Expire?

by Steve Leone, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com | July 31, 2012 | 2 Comments

Colorado Senator Mark Udall is persistent by nature. He’s a mountain climber who has scaled some of the world’s most daunting peaks, from Mount McKinley in Alaska to Mount Aconcagua in the Andes. That dogged pursuit has served him… Full Article


U.S. Senate Finance Committee Passes PTC Extension Plan

by Richard Rubin, Bloomberg | August 2, 2012 | 2 Comments

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted to extend dozens of tax breaks, including those for wind energy, corporate research and financial services companies’ overseas operations. Full Article


Wind and Solar Developers Get Access to U.S. Land Used by Pentagon

by Katarzyna Klimasinska, Bloomberg | August 7, 2012 | 9 Comments

The U.S. will give wind- and solar- energy companies access to 16 million acres of federal land previously set aside for military testing and training. Full Article


Offshore Use of Vertical-axis Wind Turbines Gets Closer Look

by Stephanie Holinka, Sandia National Laboratories | August 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sandia National Laboratories’ wind energy researchers are re-evaluating vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) to help solve some of the problems of generating energy from offshore breezes. Full Article


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United Technologies Sells Clipper Windpower to Platinum Equity

by Andrew Herndon, Bloomberg | August 8, 2012 | Post Your Comment

United Technologies Corp., the industrial conglomerate, sold its Clipper Windpower unit to Platinum Equity LLC, completing a divestiture announced in March. Full Article


Assessing the Nova Scotia RFP and the Future of Wind Power in Atlantic Canada

by Adrienne Baker, Canadian Clean Energy Conferences | August 8, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Nova Scotia announced three winning bids for wind projects totalling 116 MW last week completing the province?s request for 300/GWh per year of electricity derived from renewable energy. The winning bids include two phases of the … Full Article


Small Wind Profile: Two Wind Turbines Supply Electricity to U.S. Border Station

by Carl Levesque, AWEA | July 31, 2012 | Post Your Comment

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. initiated a program to expand and upgrade its border stations with Canada and Mexico. Federal agencies have aggressive clean energy and carbon reduction goals, and the federal gove… Full Article


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