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U.S. Wind Industry Has Record Number Of Megawatts Under Construction in News Departments > New & Noteworthy By NAW Staff Friday

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'Historically, when the PTC has been allowed to expire, AWEA says the U.S. industry has faced a 70% to 95% drop-off in installations...Our current growth demonstrates how powerful the tax credit is at incentivizing investment in wind energy,"says AWEA'


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Ruth R (246)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 7:46 pm
Something from the article:
"Other highlights from AWEA’s report include the following:

- At least 60 PPAs for nearly 8 GW were signed by utilities and corporate purchasers, of which 5.2 GW have not yet started construction.

- Some of the states poised for major growth in wind energy in coming years include Texas, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota and Michigan.

- There are now over 5.6 GW of turbine orders placed, with major manufacturing facilities active in regions such as Colorado, Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota.

According to AWEA, the momentum and excitement toward the end of 2013 will carry over into 2014 as factories fill orders for turbines and construction continues at wind farms, but the association emphasizes that uncertainty over the tax policy again looms and will deter new project development.

AWEA’s full report can be found here."

David C (108)
Friday February 7, 2014, 9:23 am
yeah! and we can increase further! we must, for the future!

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:18 pm
Wonderful news, thanks Ruth.

. (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:47 pm
Great news. Thanks for sharing, Ruth.

Ruth R (246)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 1:26 pm
Please let's SAVE OUR WORLD -- and SAVE OUR BIRDS,
and Make Solar energy,
and Wood Wind Turbines, Wood Windmills out of bio-degrade-able materials -- with solar energy too!
To those who are helping -- THANK YOU!

Ruth R (246)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 2:56 pm
Thank you for the commenting and the noting!

Melania P (123)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 5:44 pm
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