PTC concerns dominate WINDPOWER 2012 opening session
June 4, 2012
by Mark Del Franco
in North American Windpower
The opening session of the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition focused heavily on the imminent expiration of the federal production tax credit (PTC) - the No. 1 threat facing the U.S. wind energy industry.
The session featured Govs. Mike Beebe, D-Ark., and Sam Brownback, R- Kan., as well as influential supporters such as Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change - all of whom stressed the importance of extending the PTC.
Beebe told attendees how wind power manufacturing helped stabilize his state's economy during the economic downturn.
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