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2008-11-12 09:00:39

News Advisory: When: Thursday, November 13, 10:00 am (Eastern Time) What: National News Teleconference Who: Randall Swisher, Executive Director, American Wind Energy Association Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association Rhone Resch, President, Solar Energy Industries Association Call-in details: 1-866-412-1090, conference ID: 7337 7992 The leaders of the...

2008-10-29 12:00:24

Southwest Windpower, the leading manufacturer of small wind turbines, played a leadership role in the passage of new legislation creating a federal-level tax credit for qualified small wind turbines -- a significant leap for the small wind industry as a whole. This legislation marks the first federal incentive for small wind systems since 1985. On Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, H.R. 1424 was passed which included a new federal-level investment tax...

2008-10-22 18:00:22

The U.S. wind energy industry installed 1,389 megawatts (MW) this quarter, bringing to 4,204 MW the total of wind power projects completed in what is expected to be another record year, the American Wind Energy Association announced today in its 3rd quarter market report. With even more reported under construction, the industry is on track to surpass the banner year of 2007, when 5,249 MW were installed, with a total of about 7,500 MW this year (7,500 MW would generate enough electricity...

2008-10-13 03:00:31

By Hagadone, Zach Part of more than $100 billion in tax breaks squirreled away in Congress' $700 billion financial rescue bill are two measures worth a combined $7.7 billion that are the life's-blood of the country's - and Idaho's - renewable energy industry. The Production Tax Credit gives wind, geothermal, biomass and other renewable power generators a one-year, 30 percent break on construction costs, and the Incentive Tax Credit provides homeowners and commercial users with an...

2008-09-18 12:00:00

Speakers that span the political spectrum, representing the Clean Energy NOW coalition of more than 200 organizations, joined forces today to call for Congressional action to extend the renewable energy and energy efficiency tax credits before the conclusion of the September legislative session. While the credits are set to expire at the end of the year, this week the Senate Finance Committee announced an energy tax deal--agreeing to an $18 billion package which includes clean energy tax...

2008-09-08 09:00:44

Minnesota Power's plan to harness wind energy from the plains of North Dakota and transmit it to customers took an important step forward with the signing of an agreement to purchase an interstate transmission line and phase out a long-term contract to buy coal-generated electricity. Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company (NYSE:ALE), announced its intent to buy the transmission line in May as part of its strategy to develop wind energy in order to meet a state mandate requiring a 25 percent...

2008-09-05 03:00:25

WASHINGTON - Congress is putting the short-term future of renewable energy companies in jeopardy even as the presidential candidates and most lawmakers hail windmills, solar panels and biofuels as long-term solutions to high gasoline prices and global warming. About $500 million in investment and production tax credits will expire Dec. 31 unless Congress renews them. Without that help, solar and wind power companies say they will reverse planned expansions and cut payrolls and capital...

2008-09-04 09:00:42

BCC Research, the veteran market research firm, has published "Wind Turbines: The US Market", written by Hillpoint Energy's Ben Spitz. The 228-page report takes a detailed look at the US wind turbine market and projects market conditions to 2013 on a statewide basis, for both complete wind turbine systems as well as components. The report can be purchased at http://www.bccresearch.com/report/EGY058A.html. "Wind power is a key clean energy source that is poised to make significant inroads...

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2008-08-26 06:05:00

A congressional stand-off that has blocked extension of federal tax credits for renewable energy projects is setting off a boom in the wind and solar industries. Developers and customers are racing to install systems by year's end to qualify for the credits, which can cut the cost of a large commercial system by 30%. Wind developer EnXco has spent millions to ensure wind farms in Minnesota and California are spinning this year, says CEO Tristan Grimbert. "We will go the extra mile to be on...

2008-08-17 18:00:46

By Blankinship, Steve The United States wind energy sector continues to believe it is possible to produce 20 percent of the nation's electricity with wind by 2030. But the 20 percent number is not a prediction, guarantee or projection. Instead, according to Randall Swisher, executive director of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the "20 Percent Vision" is "achievable but not inevitable." He made his comments at AWEA's 2008 conference in Houston. Wind presently provides less than...