Wind Energy


Wed February 22, 2012

Sen. Says 'Every Minute Counts' When it Comes to Renewing the Wind Tax Credit

Democratic Senator Michael Bennet says Congress needs to “set aside politics” and renew a popular wind energy production tax credit that expires at year’s end. Tens of thousands of jobs are at stake, and according to Sen. Bennet time is running out.

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Thu February 16, 2012

Colorado Wind Industry Bracing for Job Cuts

Kerwin Stretch, president and GM of Golden-based SGB Starkstrom, stands on his company's factory floor.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado’s wind industry says thousands of jobs are on the line unless Congress approves an extension to a popular wind energy production tax credit that expires at year’s end.

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Wed February 15, 2012

Many Jobs May Be Gone With The Wind Energy Credit

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:01 am

From left, enginers Eric Nicosia, Amin Ahmadi and Gavin Boogs work to solve an issue with part of a wind turbine at the Gamesa Corp. factory in Langhorne, Pa., on Feb. 10.
Maggie Starbard NPR

The wind power industry in this country has grown fast in recent years, but that could come to a screeching halt.

The industry depends on a federal subsidy to keep it competitive with other forms of electricity. It's a tax credit wind farms get for the power they produce. That credit expires at the end of the year, and it's not clear whether Congress will renew it.

The tax credit was initially created to encourage wind energy, since it is a clean and secure source of electricity. But these days the argument is all about jobs.

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Wed February 8, 2012

Co. Lawmakers Fight to Save Expiring Wind Energy Tax Credit

Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems

Eight members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation are calling on Congress to save a federal tax credit for the wind industry. The bipartisan group delivered a letter ahead of a committee meeting on Tuesday.

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Thu August 18, 2011

Xcel Proposes Wind Deal

Creative Commons

In a filing with state utility regulators Thursday, Xcel Energy is proposing to partner with a Florida company in building a 200 megawatt wind farm near the eastern Colorado town of Limon. 

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