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Federal PTC on WWR, Trump and Turbines, Nantucket Wins

TONIGHT! Wind Wise Radio Talks about the Takedown of the Federal PTC Lisa Linowes and Julie Johnson will be the guests on tonight’s program.  7-8pm ET.  April 1st, 2012 These two courageous and dedicated women have led the fight which has defeated the efforts of the Wind Developers to reinstate the expiring Production Tax Credits four times in as many weeks. Lisa Linowes is the founder and Executive Director of the Industrial Wind Action (IWA) Group, a national advocacy group  focused on the impact/benefits analysis and policy issues associated with industrial wind energy development. She is an expert on the impacts of industrial-scale wind energy development on the natural environment, communities, and the regional grid systems Lisa has presented and debated wind energy issues at numerous venues across the United States. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, … Read entire article »

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STOP S2204 Federal Production Tax Credit

From Lisa at Wind Action Hi Everyone — As expected, the vote to consider S2204 passed by a wide margin.  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74499.html The debate on S2204 is expected to begin around 11:00am eastern today (Tuesday). We expect this debate to be energetic and revealing. It will be limited to 30 hours; no amendments will be permitted. Following debate we expect an up/down vote on S2204. There is still time to have your voices heard by calling-emailing your Senators. Stopping S2204 from achieving even 50 votes will prove a significant victory. Thanks so much! –Lisa PS: Timing for Sen. Alexander’s speech on the floor of the senate is not confirmed but could be around 6pm eastern.   From Wind Wise Massachusetts: Your Senators need to hear from you again. Senator Scott Brown, Washington: (202) 224-4543; Boston: (617) 565-3170; Springfield: (413) 788-2693   Brown
Chief of Staff: Vanessa_Sinders@scottbrown.senate.gov Legislative Director: Nat_Hoopes@scottbrown.senate.gov Senator John … Read entire article »

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PTC Stabenow is DEAD NOW.

At 3:06 PM, March 13th. in the well of the United States Senate, the vote to add the Senator Debbie Stabenow amendment (To the transportation Bill) that would extend PTCs to the industrial wind industry was not agreed upon. There were forty-nine yes votes and sixty were required. Eleven votes shy of bilking the American Taxpayers one more time for a failed energy technology. Today’s failed vote delivered a big blow for industrial wind welfare. Jeffersons Leaning Left From Lisa Linowes of Wind Action Group: Hi Everyone — Thank you all VERY much for sticking with this effort. It was a tough several weeks but we’re now 3 for 3 in pushing back the PTC/1603. Our communications to Congress paid off! Despite millions spent, AWEA missed … Read entire article »

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ON the Federal PTC and on Setbacks

Although you will find yourself sometimes disagreeing with some of the authors and viewpoints on MasterResource, we always enjoy the excellent writing and intriguing ideas.  We’ve copied two recent posts below.  Please visit MasterResource to find more and to join in the discussion… Wind Power Panic: AWEA’s Last Stand (death spiral looms for taxpayer-dependent industry) by Lisa Linowes February 13, 2012 If you haven’t heard from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), you probably will. Ominous, scary ads are running nationwide warning of the crushing blow to American jobs if Congress fails to extend the Production Tax Credit (‘PTC’), the 20-year ‘temporary’ subsidy most credited for market growth in the wind sector. The PTC is due to expire at the end of this year. Most of the ads target particular House members who, so far, have … Read entire article »

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Bad mojo from King, cynicism from California

Here is a guy who WON’T be getting our votes: The depth of King’s misunderstanding and ignorance on this issue is monumental.  Click on the image to read more on his position. The expiring federal production tax credit which drives the entire wind industry (hint: gives huge amounts of our money to the wind corporations) is having effects all over. The wind industry lobbying effort is pedal to the metal in its efforts to get it reinstated. Hysterical claims of job losses, etc. Here is a story from California on one small part … … Read entire article »

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