Wind turbines in Iowa, which leads the country in wind energy consumption.Photo: Theodore ScottCross-posted from Midwest Energy News. Minnesota wind developer Dan Juhl has seen the scenario before. The wind production tax credit -- seen as a key incentive to bringing new wind energy projects online -- nears its expiration date, expires without legislative action, and then comes barreling back, reviving the industry after a period of stagnation. It's a sequence of events that has played out three times in the last decade, most recently in 2003, and is unfolding again today. The current tax credit, which provides developers with …
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Drew Kerr is a Minneapolis-based freelance reporter who covers the Twin Cities and beyond.
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