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Wind industry must back offshore in the US if it wants a say

The wind industry has changed its strategy in the US and will now ask congress to allow all wind turbines, including onshore wind, to be included in the same tax credit scheme as solar. But lawmaker’s attention may be elsewhere, and onshore wind may have already had its day. Onshore wind has enjoyed a consistent rise to 100 GW of capacity in the US since the wind production tax credit (PTC) came into play in 1992, with 39 GW more set to be installed by 2021. While it would seem obvious to push for an extension as rates phase down from 100% in 2016 to 40% this year, suppliers have seemed relaxed with the reality that the PTC is soon…

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