wind energy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Thousands Of Missouri Jobs At Stake With Wind Production Tax Credit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/thousands-missouri-jobs-stake-wind-production-tax-credit <p><em>Updated 1/2/2013 with the credit's legislative developments.</em></p><p>While “fiscal cliff” negotiations are happening in the nation’s capital, a lesser known issue is also on the table. And depending on the outcome, thousands of jobs in Missouri could be at stake.</p><p></p><p>Gerald Nickelson is a worker at CG Power Systems in Washington, Missouri. As he walks around the factory, he points out a line of workers in front of a machine, wrapping coil.&nbsp;Later, the coil will be housed inside a green metal tank and shipped off as a complete transformer.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:22:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7454 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Thousands Of Missouri Jobs At Stake With Wind Production Tax Credit Sifton, Environmental Group To Congress: Pass Credit For Wind Energy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sifton-environmental-group-congress-pass-credit-wind-energy <p>The federal wind Production Tax Credit supports nearly 2,000 Missouri jobs, but is set to expire at the end of the year. If Congress doesn’t act to renew the subsidy that could change, which has some Missouri policy-makers worried.</p><p>State Senator-elect Scott Sifton of St. Louis joined representatives from Environment Missouri, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization, on Wednesday to call for Congress to approve the incentive.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:44:59 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7088 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sifton, Environmental Group To Congress: Pass Credit For Wind Energy Appeals Court Upholds Mo. Renewable Energy Rules http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-upholds-mo-renewable-energy-rules <P>A state appeals court has upheld regulations implementing Missouri’s <A href="http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C300-399/3930001030.HTM">renewable energy standard</A>.</P> <P>Kevin Gunn chairs the Missouri Public Service Commission, the state regulatory agency that developed the regulations (<A href="http://sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/4csr/4c240-20.pdf">4 CSR 240-20.100</A>).</P> <P>Gunn says <A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2008petitions/2008-031.asp">the standard approved by voters in 2008</A> was intended to increase Missouri’s reliance on renewable energy — while at the same Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:40:39 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 6625 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals Court Upholds Mo. Renewable Energy Rules Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lagging-behind-neighbors-wind-economy <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974767.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974767.mp3</a></p><p>In a 2008 speech Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius referred to her state as the &ldquo;Saudi Arabia of Wind,&rdquo; and that statement came along with plans to produce 10 percent of the state&rsquo;s energy from wind by the end of the year.</p><p>That was also the year Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed <a href="http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Missouri_Proposition_C,_Clean_Energy_Initiative_%282008%29">Proposition C</a>, a referendum designed to expand and grow the use of renewable energy here.&nbsp; But two-and-a-half years later most of the regulations contained in Prop C have yet to go into effect.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 21:56:52 +0000 Adam Allington 1494 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy