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Federal tax measure benefits state wind, solar manufacturers, could be trouble for refineries

A technician makes adjustments to a wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. Department of Energy / NREL photo by Dennis Schroeder via Flickr

Congress put an end Friday to one of Eric Schwartz’s end-of-the-year traditions. It passed sweeping legislation lifting a 40-year ban on petroleum exports, and in the horse-trading required to make that happen, extended two major alternative energy tax credit programs. It’s the second part that affects Schwartz’s annual ritual. The Windkits CEO will still be breaking out the bubbly on ...

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Weld County commissioners consider limiting solar energy’s access to farmland

President Barack Obama wth Vice President Joe Biden speaks with CEO of Namaste Solar Electric, Inc., Blake Jones, while looking at solar panels at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr

In Weld County, not all energy production is created equal. If a proposed ordinance goes through, solar farms won’t enjoy the same access to agriculturally zoned land — which covers about 75 percent of the county — that oil and gas drilling and coal mining enjoy. The potential law requires all solar facilities sit on land zoned industrial, which is ...

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