wind energy

Energy
4:22 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Thousands Of Missouri Jobs At Stake With Wind Production Tax Credit

(Jerry W. Lewis' Flickr page)

Updated 1/2/2013 with the credit's legislative developments.

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.

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. Later, the coil will be housed inside a green metal tank and shipped off as a complete transformer.

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Politics
4:44 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Sifton, Environmental Group To Congress: Pass Credit For Wind Energy

Stuart Keating of Environment Missouri (left) and state Senator-elect Scott Sifton gathered at City Hall to call for the PTC to be extended.
Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio

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.

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.

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Renewable Energy
10:40 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Appeals Court Upholds Mo. Renewable Energy Rules

Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association

A state appeals court has upheld regulations implementing Missouri’s renewable energy standard.


Kevin Gunn chairs the Missouri Public Service Commission, the state regulatory agency that developed the regulations (4 CSR 240-20.100).

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Wind Power
4:56 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

Missouri lagging behind neighbors in wind economy

(via Flickr/Erik Abderhalden)

In a 2008 speech Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius referred to her state as the “Saudi Arabia of Wind,” and that statement came along with plans to produce 10 percent of the state’s energy from wind by the end of the year.

That was also the year Missouri voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition C, a referendum designed to expand and grow the use of renewable energy here.  But two-and-a-half years later most of the regulations contained in Prop C have yet to go into effect.

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