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    Thursday, July 07, 2016

    Wind Readies To Win Political Support

    Turbine industry aims to keep tailwind blowing

    Bill Loveless, July 5, 2016 (USA Today)

    “The U.S. wind energy industry is the fastest-growing new source of electricity in the country. But it’s not resting on its laurels, especially in an election year…[American Wind Action (AWA)] will promote the benefits of wind energy to the public as voters consider whom to elect for the White House, Congress, state legislatures and other offices where public policy is made…[The extension of wind’s federal tax credit until 2020 is expected] to provide a stable outlook that will spur new investment into the 2020s…[Wind] accounted for 41% of the new generating capacity last year, beating natural gas and solar energy, with 30% and 26% [and grew its jobs 20% in 2015 to a record 88,000 jobs. Wind] turbine service technicians will grow 108% from 2014 to 2024, making the occupation the fastest-growing one in the country...AWA, a nonprofit 501(c)(4) advocacy group, can engage in political campaign activities…[Its] main focus will be states where pro-wind-energy policies such as tax breaks and minimum requirements for renewable energy appear to be at risk [like Kansas and Oklahoma]…” click here for more

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