The Federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are incentives for
development and deployment of renewable energy technologies. This document provides
an update on their benefits, applicability to specific technologies, and expiration dates.
This report examines how low-carbon technologies have
been introduced, adapted, deployed, and diffused in three
greenhouse gas-intensive sectors in China: supercritical/ultrasupercritical (SC/USC) coal-fired
power generation technology; onshore wind energy technology; and blast furnace top gas recovery turbine (TRT)
technology in the steel sector.
Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Thilo Hanemann, Rhodium Group; and Lutz Weischer, World Resources Institute
Working Paper: December, 2009
This working paper maps out the structure and value chains of the wind power industry, analyzes its increasing globalization via cross-border trade and investment flows, and formulates recommendations for policymakers for the design of investment and trade policies to help realize wind energy’s potential.
A thriving renewable energy industry is a critical solution to problems such as high energy prices and climate change. But unless Congress extends the renewable tax credits soon, the industry’s steady growth could stall.
This WRI policy brief provides an overview of the wind power industry in the United States, including the current state of policy, economics, challenges, and common misconceptions. The brief includes a detailed discussion of available wind power products that corporate buyers can use to diversify their energy portfolio.