Siemens is laying off 615 U.S. wind workers, mostly in Iowa and Kansas, as the production tax credit expiration looms.
Nuke giant Exelon argues the PTC is unfair, and gets bounced from the wind industry trade group. Meanwhile, a turbine tower manufacturer prepares to close down.
The National Resources Defense Council issues a new report promoting the jobs benefits that would accrue if Congress extends a key wind-energy tax credit.
Americans For Prosperity, the Koch brothers-backed group, leads a call on Congress to allow the wind power production tax credit to expire.
Ventower was a hero when it opened a wind-power tower plant on a Michigan brownfield, but orders are drying up as the industry pulls back.
Once, Solyndra was going to make clean energy an albatross for President Obama. But with wind the focus, everything seems to have changed.
Vestas trims its Pueblo, Colo., wind tower workforce, the latest cutback amid continued uncertainty regarding the fate of the production tax credit.
U.S. wind power reaches 50 gigawatts in generating capacity and a conservative Republican from Iowa becomes the loudest voice for extending the industry’s key subsidy.
Despite their presidential candidate’s opposition, two wind-state Republicans join with Democrats in a Senate committee vote to extend the PTC one year.
Clear policy signals from Washington? Good luck with that. But at least the latest word is that a wind energy tax credit extension is in a Senate committee markup.
A Senate committee had reportedly agreed to extend the production tax credit for wind – but then Republicans backed off to support their presidential candidate’s opposition.