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Green Energy News for 04-01-2013

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Will Federal Policy Help Wind Compete with Fossil Fuels? View Articles
The production tax credit doesn’t promote radical innovation, but maybe that’s okay.When Congress extended the production tax credit for wind power this week, it certainly came as good news for jobs in the wind industry. Whether it will help make wind power competitive with fossil fuels remains a far more difficult question to answer, especially since the tax credit does not necessarily encourage radical innovation in wind technology. Still, experience has shown that it does promote incremental improvements by increasing deployment of existing technology, and that may be enough to help wind reduce carbon dioxide emissions by displacing fossil fuels.
Ind. wind energy industry wants longer tax credit View Articles
Officials with Indiana`s wind energy industry say they are relieved by Congress` one-year extension of a tax credit but contend it will take a longer-term approach to grow the business and create jobs in the state.
New tax law packed with breaks for businesses View Articles
In this March 11, 2009 file photo, a wind mill, rear center, supplies water to a stock tank, surrounded by wind turbines of the Smoky Hills Wind Project near Wilson, Kansas.
Wind Industry Secures Tax Credit, But Damage May Be Done View Articles
Wind turbines dwarf a church near Wilson, Kan. Although Congress voted to extend a wind energy tax credit, the temporary uncertainty dealt a blow to the industry.
Harris LithoGraphics and GRAPHCOM Purchase 100% Renewable Energy View Articles
Harris LithoGraphis and GRAPHCOM have each joined the Green-e Marketplace by purchasing 100% renewable energy.
OSU to Begin Producing Solar Power View Articles
Oregon State University will begin producing its own on-site solar power as part of its Solar by Degrees program.
Largest Global Companies Committing to Renewable Energy and GHG Reduction View Articles
New report shows a majority of companies in the Fortune 100 and Global 100 have set greenhouse gas reduction goals, and many have also set specific goals on renewable energy procurement.
Largest Kansas wind farm now fully operational View Articles
BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power said Thursday the $800 million Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm generates 470 megawatts of electricity.
Ark. Electric Cooperative enters wind power pact View Articles
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. says it has entered into an agreement to buy wind-generated electricity from a wind farm in Kansas.
Philippines Government Pushes Geothermal, Strong 2013 Outlook View Articles
Geothermal development in the Philippines looks to continue strong in 2013, and if its government, including the DoE`s geothermal energy management division, has its way the Philippines will be the largest producer of geothermal energy in just a few years. Currently only the United States produces more geothermal energy than the Pacific nation.
U.S. Gauging Interest in New York Offshore Wind Farm Projects View Articles
The Obama administration is gauging interest in wind power development off the coast of New York, after a state agency proposed an offshore project 11 nautical miles south of Long Beach.
Foreign Banks Cool to China Solar Energy, Beijing Steps In View Articles
A few of the latest headlines reflect a cooling appetite by foreign banks for funding solar energy related projects, creating a worrisome vacuum that Beijing may need to fill as it seeks to stop struggling sector from sinking further still. Two of the latest such headlines look like particular cause for worry, with Canadian Solar (Nasdaq: CSIQ) tak
Wind Power Looking Strong in 2013 View Articles
Wind in the Americas has tremendous opportunity for growth, particularly in Latin America. By 2025, the region is expected to reach 46 GW of total installed wind capacity, according to the IHS Emerging Energy Research study, "Latin American Wind Power Markets and Strategies: 2010 – 2025." Brazil is expected to lead the Latin American region with 31.6 GW of installed capacity by 2025, followed by Mexico with about 6.6 GW. Brazil is predicted to house 69 percent of the total Latin American installed wind capacity in 2025, positioning the country as a leader for development, turbine manufacturing and wind turbine component supply chain assembly.
Wind Energy Tax Credit Extension Passes with Fiscal Cliff Deal View Articles
On January 1, 2013, Congress passed legislation that included the long-sought extension of wind energy tax credits in a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" that now moves to President Obama for his expected signature.
Harris LithoGraphics and GRAPHCOM Go 100% Renewable View Articles
Harris LithoGraphis and GRAPHCOM have each joined the Green-e Marketplace by purchasing 100% renewable energy.
SC Johnson Powers Wisconsin Facility with On-Site Wind View Articles
With the addition of two on-site wind turbines, SC Johnson will now produce 100% of its electricity demand for its Racine, Wisconsin manufacturing plant.
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