Wind PTC Inextricably Linked to EPA Power Plant Rules

An earlier article explained that for President Obama, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and the national environmental lobby, the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) is at the top of the to-do list for the lame-duck session that will close out the 113th Congress. While lawmakers debate the PTC, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is […]

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In the Pipeline: 7/16/13

Actions have consequences, who will you stand with? The Hill (7/16/13) reports: “A conservative energy group is rolling out a multi-pronged push ahead of the August congressional recess that aims to put the carbon tax in its deathbed. ‘We’re hoping to put the final nail in the coffin on the carbon tax. The proposal should be dead […]

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In the Pipeline: 12/18/12

Like they always say: The road to hell is paved with good intentions. POWER Mag (12/1/12) reports: “Forgotten by many proponents is the justification for the PTC in the first place: to reduce CO2 emissions…. [Yet] … many utilities with large amounts of wind generation steadfastly refuse to release operating data for analysis. I suspect to do […]

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In the Pipeline: 11/14/12

After decades of government interference, capitulation, inaction, stupidity, and outright lies, the U.S. will soon return to its rightful place as the number one energy producer in the world.  Man, I want to be a fly on the wall at the Sierra Club, CAP, NRDC, Defenders, 350, and Al Gore’s private jet and/or mansion on […]

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