Wind energy tax credit has bipartisan support, Rove, Gibbs say
"The president is going to talk about this pretty endlessly until the end of the year," said Gibbs, saying there's a "slim possibility" that Congress will vote on the measure before the November election. When the time comes, Gibbs said he's expecting at least 280 to 300 members of Congress to vote yes.
June 6, 2012
by Kristi E. Swartz
in Atlanta Journal-Constitution
ATLANTA — Six years ago, a little more than 5,200 megawatts of the nation's power came from spinning blades that towered over open lands in only the windiest states.
Today, more than 48,000 megawatts — equal to 35 percent of new power stations built in the past five years — come from wind turbines. A megawatt is enough to power 250 homes.
The wind towers are taller, the blades are longer, and the equipment is lighter, making it possible to make electricity in low-wind areas such as the Southeast.
The wind energy industry argues that the rapid growth won't continue unless Congress extends... [continue via Web link]