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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Why U.S. Wind Installations Have Slowed

 WindAction Editorial

This year, the wind industry added just 1.6 megawatts of new operating capacity in the United States, a 0.0027% increase over 2012 installations.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) wasted no time blaming the precipitous drop in development on a lack of long-term, predictable federal policies which in 'wind speak' means uncertainty surrounding extension of the federal production tax credit (PTC).
It's true that incremental extensions of the PTC have had an impact on slowing wind development but other, more significant factors contributed to this year's drop-off, the primary one being the expiration of Section 1603 cash grants. ...more

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