TAG: Energy Independence

America’s Road To Energy Independence

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This is a four-part video series Popular Science created. The series follows Jacob Ward, the magazine’s editor-in-chief as he travels across the country and around the globe, discovering the next-generation of alternative energy solutions that will bring the United States into an era of eco-independence. Part One This first segment takes us on a journey to discover how solar cells will one day be embedded in fabric. Right now, Popular Science has only uploaded the first segment to their youtube channel. Follow this link to view the rest of these educational, and incredibly insightful videos. Have a thought? Share it… read more

Wind Tax Credit Extended

Wind tax credits extended

As part of the midnight deal resolving some of the tax issues dubbed the “fiscal cliff,” Congress extended the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) for one year. More importantly, the bill’s tax extenders package granted the $0.022 per kilowatt-hour tax credit to the electricity wind projects generate over the first ten years of their production service to wind farms which are “under construction” by the end of 2013. The same debate will have to happen in a year, but the wind industry could definitely utilize the extra time. This is a critical change from the previous language in the PTC… read more