With tax breaks, wind power can hit parity with natural gas, CRS projects


Wind powered-electricity could reach parity with natural gas by 2019, if not sooner, under a hypothetical wind Production Tax Credit renewal and phaseout modeled by the Congressional Research Service, according to E&E.

Alexander opposes renewing wind energy tax credit

The Hill

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander is arguing against renewal of the wind Production Tax Credit, calling turbines "a scar on the landscape," The Hill reports.

Danish investor sticking by Massachusetts wind farm project

Wall Street Journal

Pension Danmark has extended the deadline for the Cape Wind offshore project to attract new investors, The Wall Street Journal reports.

New Colorado turbine tester has double the megawatts

Denver Post

A new $16 million, 5-megawatt dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center can test the performance of new, larger turbines, The Denver Post reports.

Hunt on in California for wind turbines that are safer for birds

San Jose Mercury News

New turbine designs could cut bird deaths at wind farms, and researchers and energy companies hope to put their theories to the test around Altamont Pass in California, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Wind industry makes project push to beat expiring credit

The New York Times

Wind power companies are rushing to ink deals, order parts and launch construction of new projects to benefit from the wind Production Tax Credit set to expire at the end of the year, The New York Times reports.

Wyoming wind farm developer questions BLM eagle kill estimates

The Associated Press

The developer of the $5 billion Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind project said the Bureau of Land Management is overestimating potential eagle deaths at the facility, The Associated Press reports.

Cape Wind reaches deal with Siemens for turbines


Developers of the Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast have reached an agreement with Siemens for the company to install 130 wind turbines and take an equity stake, Bloomberg reports.

Deepwater says Rhode Island offshore farm to meet credit deadline


Deepwater Wind said it expects its planned Block Island wind farm off the coast of Rhode Island will qualify for the federal wind Production Tax Credit set to expire at the end of the year, Bloomberg reports.

Danish Vestas in major wind turbine deal with Enel

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's troubled turbine maker Vestas A/S says it has received a U.S. order for 175 wind turbines from Enel Green Power North America, Inc.


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