New Study: Strong Wind Industry Growth Threatened by Policy Uncertainty

By Cai Steger, switchboard:

An important wind power study (also helpful presentation version) was released today by two prominent energy experts from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs – Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger.  Each have each been studying the renewable energy sector for decades, and their annual market report is one of the most reputable and non-partisan “State of the Wind Industry” efforts available.

It covers a wide range of topics, but mirrors much of what the rest of the industry has been saying – growth is strong, costs are coming down, technologies are improving, and all of this is at risk due to uncertainty of policies, especially the extension of the wind production tax credit.

Among the highlights… Read more


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