Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wind power still in limbo despite renewed tax break

By Kyung M. Song
The Seattle Times

WASHINGTON — After much dithering, Congress earlier this month gave a lift to wind-power producers by renewing a tax credit worth more than $12 billion over the next decade.

But the public subsidies alone likely won’t be enough to propel more than a dozen proposed wind farms in Washington to quickly start spinning their giant blades. Cheaper natural gas, environmental concerns and plentiful renewable-energy sources for utilities are among a confluence of factors that have taken much wind out of new turbines’ sails. Read more

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