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When the turbines stop turning: ND regulators mull ‘financial assurance’ to cover costs of wind turbine decommissioning

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — For more than a decade, they have towered like workhorses over the prairie, their spinning blades catching the wind and converting it to electricity.
Now, for the first time, the North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. Energy Dept. to offer loans to renewable energy companies

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Ayesha Rascoe

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Energy Department will soon issue a plan to offer loan aid for renewable energy projects, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Friday, doubling down on investments that have drawn intense…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Public hearing on wind project is Jan. 14

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Daily Globe

LAKE WILSON — A public hearing in relation to the Stoneray Wind Project will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Lake Wilson American Legion building on Broadway Avenue.
The Public Utilities Commission approved a draft site permit for the p…continue reading on dglobe.com

Lt. gov. Wrigley marks completion of wind energy farm

May 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley joined company leaders at the dedication of a new wind energy project center. Continue Reading

Wind Tax-Credit Extension Seen Driving Growth, Trade Group Says

January 2, 2013 in Grand Forks Herald

The production tax credit was due to expire at the end of 2012 and the extension was part of yesterday’s passage of the bill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff that would have imposed income tax increases for most U.S. workers. The bill will cover all wind projects that start construction in 2013. Continue Reading

Capital Chatter: Hamilton’s task – defend rural Minnesota

December 21, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL Rod Hamilton is becoming an outspoken cheerleader for rural Minnesota. Continue Reading

Federal incentives for wind set to expire soon

December 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Wind energy advocates and South Dakota congressional members are worried that key federal incentives for wind power could expire in less than two weeks as negotiations over the fiscal cliff dominate lawmakers’ efforts.
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Letter: Wind is a Minnesota industry

December 6, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Over the last decade, Minnesota has seen substantial growth in the wind industry. In 2011, approximately 13 percent of Minnesota’s electricity was generated by the wind industry. Continue Reading

SD wind energy headed for a crash

November 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MITCHELL, S.D. It was the best of times, but it could soon be the worst of times for South Dakota’s wind industry. Continue Reading

As others see it: Tax credit good for Iowa

November 22, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

We’re so glad to see Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Sen. Chuck Grassley joining a bipartisan call to extend the wind energy tax credit less than a week after Election Day. Continue Reading