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U.S. — Is wind worth it? Industry pushes to extend subsidy

Mike Dennison — Independent Record — December 24, 2012 As Congress struggles to avert the year-end “fiscal cliff” of tax-and-budget policy, there’s one expiring tax law that isn’t getting much press: the federal tax credit that subsidizes wind-power production. Wind-power advocates and leading politicians in the West say this credit, which expires in a week, […]

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Ontario sets record for daily wind production – pays to export it

Scott Luft — Cold Air — November 25, 2012 Friday November 23rd saw a record 36,423MWh of production from the industrial wind turbines on the IESO controlled grid. The day ended with a weighted average Hourly Ontario Energy  Price (HOEP) a negative $5.76 (estimated) – which would value the loss on exporting at ~$279 thousand. […]

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