22 Oct '12, 2pm

Energy News: US Wind Power Passes 50 GW, China's Solar Power Industry on Life Support, More

Record Wind Turbine Installation Threatened by Federal Policy US wind power developers, fearing the expiration of the wind power production tax credit, a policy favored by Mitt Romney and opposed by Barack Obama, appear to be racing to install turbines. Reuters writes that the US passed 50 GW of wind power in August, with 4.728 GW installed so far in 2012, with a further 8.43 GW under construction—a record for this time of year, according to the American Wind Energy Association. China Makes Too Many Solar Panels, Threatening Domestic Industry Financial Times tells us that a senior Chinese energy official has described its domestic solar power industry as being like "a patient on life support." The issue: Over-supply of panels, resulting from the continued global economic slowdown, has meant panel prices falling 30% last year. Good news for buyers, bad news for manufacturer...

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