Wind power's prospects are hazy in Murkowski's new energy plan

02/7/2013 | North American Windpower online

An energy blueprint proposed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, would have mixed implications for wind power, observers say. Although Murkowski supports clean-energy development, her call for a new definition of clean energy raises the prospect of "clean coal" being included in the mix. She supports allowing renewable-energy projects to qualify for master limited partnerships, but at the same time she wants to get rid of the industry's production and investment tax incentives, observers say.

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