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DOE Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative: Rust Turns Green?

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it has launched a “Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative.”  This is a combined effort of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy and DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office. The initiative has the two … Continue reading

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IRS Releases Favorable Ruling on “Placed in Service” Date for a Wind Farm Commissioned But Not Connected to a Transmission Line

The IRS released a private letter ruling (201311003) on March 15 regarding the placed in service date for a wind farm for purposes of claiming the production tax credit and depreciation.   In the ruling, a limited liability company (1) completed … Continue reading

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THE FINAL BLOW AGAINST UTILITY SCALE WIND TOWERS

No East Coast state has successfully spurred construction of an offshore wind farm.  To make the industry viable, long-term federal tax incentives are also needed, industry analyst say. O’Malley sweetens wind farm proposal, The Washington Post, B2 “In Session” (January … Continue reading

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DOE Establishes New Critical Materials Hub

In response to concerns about severe shortages of rare earth metals needed for clean energy applications, on January 9, 2013, the Department of Energy announced the formation of a Critical Materials Institute

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US OK’s Big Wind Farm on Public Land In Wyoming

Construction approvals have been granted by the US Department of Interior for a 1,000 turbine 3000MW wind farm in a rural Wyoming area called, ironically, Carbon County.  The prime mover for the deal is

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