Friday, March 19, 2010

Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition 2010 Wind Energy Recommendations

A bi-partisan group of 29 state governors, among them New York State Governor David Paterson, released a set of recommendations to advance the potential of wind power. The recommendations are:

1) Adopt a Renewable Electricity Standard

2) Develop New Interstate Electric Transmission System Infrastructure as Needed to Provide Access to Premier Renewable Energy both On-Shore and Offshore

3) Support Coastal, Deep Water, Offshore Wind Energy Technology Research and Development

4) Streamline Permitting Processes for Both Offshore and On-Shore Wind Development Projects

5) Dramatically Expand Wind Research, Innovation, and Collaboration

6) Extend the Treasury Department Grant Program Created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Adopt a Long-Term Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) with Provisions to Broaden the Pool of Investors Eligible to Participate

(Click to read and download entire report)

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