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Sixteen Trends That Will Buoy U.S. Wind Power Into The 2020s

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Written by Tom Kiernan on May 22, 2017

The head of the American Wind Energy Association lays out a slew of industry, market and policy trends that will outlive the wind production tax credit after its phaseout.

Five Community Relations Tactics For Wind Developers To Protect Their Bottom Line

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Written by Peter Gray on May 04, 2017

No matter how well you communicate the local benefits of your wind project, it will always be subject to some sort of skepticism.

How Policy Can Help Overcome Wind Siting Barriers In The Northeast

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Written by Mike O'Boyle & Eleanor Stein on April 25, 2017

Northeastern U.S. states have ambitious renewable energy goals, but will barriers to siting new wind generation and transmission in a land-constrained region stymie their efforts?

IRS Boosts Wind PTC To Adjust For Inflation

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Written by David K. Burton on April 12, 2017

The feds have announced an inflation adjustment increase in wind production tax credits from 2.3 cents/kWh to 2.4 cents/kWh.

Oklahoma House Says Yes To Early Phaseout Of Wind Tax Credits

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on March 15, 2017

On March 9, Oklahoma’s House of Representatives passed H.B.2298, which would end the state’s production tax credit for wind energy production three-and-a-half years earlier than current law. This measure was first proposed in Gov. Mary Fallin’s 2018 executive budget. The [Read More]

How Would Oklahoma’s Anti-Wind Tax Affect The State’s Industry?

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Written by David K. Burton & Binyomin Koff on February 28, 2017

A new tax proposed for existing projects could make wind developers think twice before making big capital investments in the state.

How Wind Energy Can Power Trump’s ‘America First’ Policies

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Written by Helmut Herold on February 16, 2017

Nope, it’s not a pipe dream: The rapidly flourishing wind industry could help the new administration fulfill its economic and industrial policies.

How A Penn State Student Landed A Career In The U.S. Wind Biz

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Written by David Kubarek on February 07, 2017

It’s as if everything Amanda Berta touches turns to gold. In 2015, the senior majoring in energy engineering in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) won an NCAA title as part of the Penn State women’s soccer [Read More]

IRS Issues ‘Beginning Of Construction’ Guidance For Wind Developers

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Written by Greg Jenner & Kevin Pearson on December 16, 2016

The government agency has released the highly anticipated guidance updating the “beginning of construction” requirement for the production tax credit under Section 45 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Massive Market For Electricity In East Africa

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Written by Rob Gramlich on October 25, 2016

The American Wind Energy Association’s Gramlich spent six weeks in East Africa to study the region’s burgeoning electricity market. What role can wind energy play?