Lame duck may seal fate of transportation, wind, as time crunch intensifies
A wind company representative was much more pessimistic, however. This source, speaking on condition of anonymity, noted that even if a bill could make it to the floor of the Senate - a massive hurdle in and of itself - the House has shown little interest in dealing with the extenders before the election.
June 15, 2012
by Nick Juliano and Elana Schor
in E&E Daily
Renewable power and transportation represent the two poles of America's power mix, the former competing with gas and coal while the latter is yoked to oil. But as the partisan rancor of even-numbered years spikes to a presidential election-fueled high, builders of wind turbines and highways are in a surprisingly similar jam.
For roads, rail and bridges, the lame-duck session represents a round of high-stakes poker with few chips left. The nation's highway trust fund is projected to run dry during 2013 if no new funding is chosen to supplement ever-dwindling gasoline tax proceeds, meaning that the six-month... [continue via Web link]