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RICHMOND — A bill to give localities the option of how to tax wind utility equipment passed the House of Delegates Monday by a margin of 10 votes.
DENVER - A House committee unanimously approved a measure that requires county assessors to tax wind farms based on how much income they generate, rather than the equipment they use.
DENVER -- The state property tax administrator annually would determine the amount of a production tax to be paid by new wind farms under a bill that won unanimous approval Thursday in the Colorado House Finance Committee.
VICTORIA'S plan to introduce its own renewable energy support scheme has been challenged by low-emissions generation group Origin Energy. Editor's Note: The link below will take you to the complete Origin Energy report.
MELBOURNE, Victoria, AU, March 1, 2006 (Refocus Weekly) It will cost as much as Aus$1 million for each job created under a government wind energy support system, claims a ‘free market think tank’ in Australia.
...the MEA Report can be used to estimate the value (avoided emissions) of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) by providing both REC suppliers and stakeholders with information that can be used to communicate the environmental benefits of RECs and works to enhance the overall REC marketplace. Editor's Note: As noted below under Methodology [emphasis added], this report appears to substantiate the point that wind energy would not backdown "baseload" generation.
FOREST PARK - Gov. Bob Taft on Friday announced a new state pilot program to provide $25 million over five years to encourage wind power development in Ohio.
THE loss of federal energy credits could pose a much greater threat to Tasmania's largest wind farm than delays in local government planning.
DENVER - Peetz could have more wind turbines than people if state lawmakers can settle a dispute over how to tax them.
Handing out packets of Lipton tea and slices of sugared ginger, a group of anti-wind farm residents from areas in rural New York staged their own “Albany Tea Party” last week, calling a surcharge on electricity bills “taxation without representation.”
County Commissioners approved a reinvestment zone and tax abatement for AES Seawest, Inc., following a public hearing on the matter held Wednesday morning.
SAMSOE, Denmark -- In the late 1990s, Denmark set out to turn this farming and summer-vacation island in the Kattegat Sea into a showcase for clean energy. The government dangled generous financial subsidies. A former environmental studies teacher, Soren Hermansen, was hired to persuade residents to invest in wind turbines, solar panels, electric cars and giant straw-burning furnaces.
Also on Monday night's agenda is a resolution to introduce a law that would not allow property tax exemptions on land used for solar or wind energy systems or for farm waste energy systems.
ALBANY — Outspoken residents from the rural North Country, Mohawk Valley and Otsego County lobbied legislators in Albany on Monday against unfettered development of wind generators and electric-utility fees that help pay for them.
With the price of energy at an all time high, taxes and surcharges in your bill are under a lot more scrutiny.
CUMBERLAND - When officials from US WindForce met with the Pendleton County commissioners recently to discuss a proposed project there, they said one of the primary questions was what the potential tax revenue from the project would be.
That’s about 20 percent of your electric bill coming back to Invenergy in the form of tax credit from your federal tax dollars.
The belief that Green Choice would reduce the amount of oil and other fuels LIPA must purchase for energy -- and thereby reduce costs the more it's used -- appears to be widespread. The reality is somewhat different.
"Quixotic" is an appropriate term for Victoria's energy policy. Ostensibly targeted at greenhouse gas emissions, it is also, confusingly, designed to promote an inefficient windmill industry. The outcome can be nothing but trivial in terms of emission reductions but serious in terms of cost to Victoria.
Submission by Origin Energy in response to the Issues Paper released by Department of Infrastructure and Department of Sustainability and Environment, December 2005