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Having His Say: Wind Industry Working To 'Negotiate Consensus' On Oklahoma's H.B.1554
by NAW Staff on Friday February 13 2015
Oklahoma Rep. Earl Sears, R-District 11, recently introduced legislation that would reduce zero-emission tax credits. If passed, the legislation would hamper the progress made to [read more]
Heitkamp Amendment Containing PTC Extension Fails In Senate
by NAW Staff on Thursday January 29 2015
The wind-friendly amendments that were added to the legislation concerning the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline have failed in the Senate. Introduced by [read more]
Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Wind Reforms For Oklahoma
by NAW Staff on Tuesday January 27 2015
Two Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced legislation to alter state tax subsidies for new wind farms in the state. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Mike Mazzei, [read more]
IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines
by David Burton on Tuesday January 20 2015
On Jan. 13, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-4, which specifies the performance and quality standards that small wind turbines must meet in [read more]
Nebraska Legislators Introduce State Production Tax Credit
by NAW Staff on Monday January 19 2015
Nebraska legislators have introduced a bill that would create a state production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy facilities. The bill, introduced by State Sens. [read more]
What Brown Can Do For You: California Gov. Unveils Big Climate, Energy Plans
by NAW Staff on Tuesday January 06 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., opened his fourth gubernatorial term by laying out an ambitious plan to further reduce the state's greenhouse-gas emissions. Already one of [read more]
Gov. Inslee Proposes Cap-And-Trade System
by NAW Staff on Monday December 29 2014
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a carbon cap-and-trade mechanism for the state. Building on an executive order Inslee issued in April, the Carbon Pollution [read more]
Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension
by Joseph Bebon on Wednesday December 17 2014
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 76-16 to pass a bill that extends the wind production tax credit (PTC), as well as a slew of [read more]
Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Effort To Boost Investments In Distributed Wind
by NAW Staff on Friday December 12 2014
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is leading a bipartisan group of senators in pressing the Obama administration's top energy official to increase funding for distributed [read more]
Senators And Advocates: Wind Energy Could Slow Global Warming, But Tax Credits Needed
by NAW Staff on Monday December 08 2014
A new report says expanding wind power across the U.S. could cut as much global warming pollution as 254 coal plants produce in a year, [read more]
Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday December 04 2014
In a 378-46 vote on Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would extend over 50 lapsed tax breaks that expired at [read more]
As Congress Deliberates Tax Extenders, Could A Wind PTC Renewal Be Near?
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday December 02 2014
The controversial wind production tax credit (PTC) appears to be gaining momentum during the lame-duck session of Congress. Although there is no definitive date for [read more]
EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan
by NAW Staff on Tuesday December 02 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received over 1.6 million comments on its proposed Clean Power Plan before the agency's Dec. 1 deadline. In June, [read more]
New Poll Shows Bipartisan Support For Wind PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Wednesday November 26 2014
A new national poll finds that wide majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents support U.S. wind energy and back a production tax credit (PTC) extension. [read more]
Wind Power Champion Sen. Grassley Demands PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Friday November 21 2014
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has again stood up for U.S. wind power, having urged his colleagues in Congress to extend the production tax credit [read more]
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