12 Mar '12, 9pm

What if the Wind PTC Expires?

During a March 7 speech, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) said he plans to introduce a bill to end the Production Tax Credit for wind, calling wind a source that can provide only “puny amounts of expensive, unreliable electricity.” The credit, which is set to expire at the end of this year, has been extended on four previous occasions and has helped ensure the growth of the wind industry in the U.S. Wind power has grown to an installed capacity of 46,919 MW, or 2.9 percent of electric power generation in 2011, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If Alexander’s bill succeeds or the PTC meets its extension at year end, the wind industry will face a number of negative repercussions. Already, several wind turbine manufacturers have threatened thousands of job layoffs. The latest bit of bad news came from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries , which announced last week...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/03...

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