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US group to make power conservation a commodity

NEW YORK - US companies and organizations that conserve electricity by switching to more efficient lighting or by moderating heating and cooling will earn a credit they can trade or bank. That's the hope of Sterling Planet, a Georgia-based company that has created "white tags," or tradable certificates that are similar to "green tags," or tradable credits for creating and delivering renewable energy, such as solar and wind.
10 May 2006

Ethanol bill passes, but modified

The governor also notified lawmakers Monday he was letting a bill aimed at boosting wind-energy production in Colorado become law without his signature. House Bill 1275, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, changes the method of taxing wind farms from a business tax based on the value of equipment that depreciates over time to a production tax that levelizes the revenue stream to counties over a 20-year period.
10 May 2006

Strong Wind Uncovers Weaknesses - Wind energy installations grew at a record pace in 2005. With the extension of production tax credits, the wind industry is in a boom cycle. However, challenges still buffet the industry.

To continue its rapid growth, wind energy must overcome some major hurdles in the next few years. Market development in the United States is strongly dependent on the federal PTCs, which for now must be periodically renewed by Congress.
1 May 2006

Town makes its turbine offer

The yearly financial benefit to the town would be at least $100,000 between a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT), electricity cost savings at the iron and manganese plant and a mechanism that ensures the PILOT and cost savings equal to no less than $100,000.
21 Apr 2006
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