The U.S. wind energy industry passed the 70 GW cumulative installed capacity milestone in November and is this month celebrating the long term and retroactive extension of its vital $0.023/kWh production tax credit (PTC) by Congress. President Obama signed the tax extenders, part of a larger omnibus spending bill, on Friday.
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