Wind energy legislation pulled from Nebraska Legislature, for now

Bill aims to support the development of wind projects and improvements to the state’s energy grid Legislation that would have helped support the development of wind energy projects in Nebraska has encountered a significant roadblock. Nebraska is home to a great deal of potential when it comes to wind power. According to the American Wind Energy Association, the state is ranked fourth in wind potential, but few energy developers have brought their wind projects to Nebraska. This is largely due to the lack of tax incentives and other initiatives that…

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Wind energy industry may get some good news with new superconductors

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New superconductors could help the wind energy industry The wind energy industry in the U.S. has received a lot of good news recently. With the extension of the Production Tax Credit, which financially supports many of the country’s wind energy projects, the industry has managed to secure at least another year of dynamic growth. Free from the worry of the Production Tax Credit, for now at least, the industry can now focus on the continuing enigma of efficient offshore wind energy systems. Scientists develop iron-based superconductor for wind turbines Scientist…

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Wind energy outpacing natural gas in the US

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Wind energy trumps natural gas and coal The U.S. has been showing strong support for natural gas over the past year. The country has been working on tapping into its own natural gas resources in order to break away from foreign sources of energy. Natural gas is not the only thing that has the interest of the country, however, as the government has also been focusing on wind energy. Indeed, the country’s focus on wind energy is so strong that wind generation may outpace natural gas this year. Analysts highlight…

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Wind energy industry braces for expiration of Production Tax Credit

Wind Energy Industry Tax Credit Deadline

Wind energy industry may soon lose support of Production Tax Credit The U.S. wind energy sector is in danger of losing a strong tax credit from the federal government due to congressional inaction. The Production Tax Credit, as it is called, is a major factor in the growth and success that the wind energy industry has seen in recent years. Backed by this tax credit, U.S. wind energy capacity has exceeded 50,000 megawatts, which is enough to power more than 13 million average homes. A congressional stalemate may put an…

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