by Emily Atkin Posted on March 13, 2015 Updated: March 13, 2015
The Production Tax Credit for wind is important to achieving significant wind growth, but it doesn't look like Congress will renew it.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 18, 2014
The extension is retroactive through 2014, but still expires at the end of this year, rendering it effectively useless as far as planning for new wind projects goes.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 3, 2014 Updated: December 4, 2014
Backers of the production tax credit for wind say the extension in the current bill is too short, while a standoff over other credits in the deal may kill the legislation anyway.
by Jeff Spross Posted on April 2, 2014
Sen. Ron Wyden's (D-OR) proposal to extend dozens of tax breaks doesn't include the credit for wind energy. But it could by the end of tomorrow, according to multiple Senators.
by Jeff Spross Posted on March 28, 2014 Updated: March 28, 2014
After growing for years, new wind installations in 2013 dropped 93 percent from 2012, thanks to the death of a renewable energy tax credit.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 23, 2013
Solid majorities view global warming as a serious problem and want the government to actively remake the economy to fight it.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 19, 2013
Wednesday afternoon, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) dropped his proposal for reforming the tangled web of tax breaks and credits that currently go to boost renewable energy.
by Emily Atkin Posted on December 18, 2013
Assuming that wind generation has displaced capacity of natural gas and coal-fired power plants, the increase in wind power has helped the United States avoid 85.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide pollution in 2012 alone.
by Kiley Kroh Posted on November 21, 2013
Iowa's wind industry is creating major economic and environmental benefits, thanks largely to the federal Production Tax Credit.
by Jeff Spross Posted on October 2, 2013
Right now there's no obvious legislative path for extending the credit, whose expiration threatens green jobs.