Xcel Energy plans to capitalize on what could be a buyer’s market for wind energy this year.
The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer.
The bill Congress approved Tuesday night providing tax relief for most taxpayers also helps wind energy and ethanol producers by extending tax credits designed to encourage continued development.
South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson is warning that key federal incentives for wind power are set to expire in less than two weeks, and he worried their renewal might get lost as negotiations over the fiscal cliff dominate Congress’ efforts.
An eerie quiet has settled over the Walker Components plant, which assembles custom cables for a global wind turbine company. Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year.
The wind industry is anything but breezy these days.
The S.S. Badger is extending its season on Lake Michigan in order to transport equipment for the wind power industry.
There is little optimism Congress will act quickly to extend a federal energy tax credit for building wind turbines, despite the likelihood that letting the program expire could lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.
Republicans on Friday pushed a bill through the House shining a campaign-season light on the most conspicuous failure of President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package. The bill would phase out federal loan guarantees like those that went to the now-bankrupt solar power company Solyndra LLC and left taxpayers on the hook for more than $500 million.
The federal incentives that aided the renewable energy industry’s growth in the last decade are coming to an end, even if President Obama, a proponent, is re-elected, according to a pair of energy sector attorneys who spoke at the Renewable Energy in the Midwest seminar in Minneapolis last week.