Tag: Wind

NRG affiliate buys country’s largest wind farm

A company affiliated with NRG Energy Inc. will spend $870 million to buy the country’s largest wind farm, it announced Wednesday.  More »

Tea Party group wants to kill wind tax credit

Waste in the Wind, a new group with Tea Party roots, is fighting efforts to restore a wind-production tax credit opponents say distorts energy markets by subsidizing generation that can’t stand on its own.  More »

Fracking sucks money from wind while China eclipses US

U.S. President Barack Obama says natural gas can be a bridge from coal to a cleaner energy future. Investors are showing it’s more likely a bridge to nowhere.  More »

The Twist in Wind

In many industries, federal tax policies and regulations provide large incentives for increased production. In the case of wind power, however, tax policy merely creates dependence. As the debate of the production tax credit, or PTC, for wind power continues on the Hill, many groups have ramped up lobbying activities and arm-twisting both in the […]  More »

Wind giant Texas stands tall as rule change looms

Depending on how the Environmental Protection Agency writes the new rules on power plant emissions, states such as Texas and California that have embraced renewable power or boosted their gas use may not have far to go to meet the mandates.  More »

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.  More »

Transmission line could expand Texas wind market

A California-based energy company announced Wednesday that it has federal approval to build a transmission connecting Texas’s power grid to the power grid in the Southeast.  More »

Texas renewable energy production up 12 percent

Renewable energy production rose 12 percent last year, according to the state’s grid operator.  More »

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.  More »

Ukraine seeks renewable-energy boost to counter Russia

Ukrainian officials say they’ve found a way to protect the nation from Russia: Go green. Ukraine is seeking U.S. investment in its biomass, wind and solar power industries.  More »

Maryland mulls moratorium on wind turbines

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he still has misgivings about a bill to set a 13-month moratorium on the development of tall wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River base in southern Maryland.  More »

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.  More »
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