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This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Congress returns to work this week with a relatively short and simple agenda, vote to keep the government operating in the short term, then return home to campaign. National security threats from Islamic State militants and Russian aggression in Ukraine loom large, but September's session may be too short for lawmakers to do anything but talk about them.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Five options for getting crude export bill to president’s desk

Oil producers and their allies on Capitol Hill are mulling an array of strategies for getting legislation authorizing widespread crude exports onto the president’s desk.
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Congress renews tax breaks for wind, biofuel

The move means taxpayers can claim the cuts and credits on their 2014 tax returns, but there is no guarantee they will be back in 2015.
(Carolyn Mary Bauman /Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Republicans urged to reject wind tax credit in lame duck

Fiscal conservatives want Republican leaders to hold firm against proposals to extend a wind energy tax credit this year.
(Toby Talbot/AP)

Wind farm project faces delay over tax credit uncertainty

Construction of a $115 million wind farm in southeastern South Dakota is being delayed because of investors’ uncertainty about a federal wind energy production tax credit.
The growth of renewable energy could slow unless the industry gets more certainty about policies surrounding them, the International Energy Agency said in a new report. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas ranks high for green job growth

Texas added nearly 800 clean jobs during the first three months of the year according to a new analysis, but across the nation, the number of new renewable energy and clean transportation projects is dropping.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Senate debates wind tax credit

Wind energy supporters are hoping to blow past opponents in the Senate, as the chamber considers broad legislation to renew dozens of expired tax breaks — including one credited with making turbines spin in Texas.
Wind turbine blades wait to be shipped out by rail at the Port of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Shale gas boom leaves wind companies seeking more subsidy

Wind power in the U.S. is on a respirator. The $14 billion industry is reeling from a double blow — cheap natural gas unleashed by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and the death last year of federal subsidies that made wind the most competitive of all renewable energy sources in the U.S.
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Senators leave popular tax credit out of renewable fuel proposal

Top senators on Tuesday unveiled their plan for renewing a slew of tax credits that expired last year, including measures aimed at making biofuels. But one popular tax credit didn’t make the cut.
(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Texas leads growth in clean energy jobs

Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.
Turbines at Pattern Energy's Gulf Wind project in Kenedy County, Texas are silhouetted by a sunset. (Pattern Energy)

Wind tax credit expires at midnight

The stroke of midnight will mark not just the end of 2013, but also the death of a popular tax credit that has helped finance wind farms and other renewable energy projects across the U.S.