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The mood has shifted dramatically in the past 18 months in the United States as far as federal support of renewable energy technology. So much so that the wind production tax credit that has helped inspired many onshore wind farms is likely to expire at the end of this year.
But state-level support for incorporating more solar, wind, biomass, hydro, geothermal and other clean energy sources continues to be relatively strong. Two examples come from my home state of New Jersey, where the governor just signed a new bill to help make solar investments more attractive and whether PSE&G is seeking to invest another $883 million in projects that would help turn landfills and unused industrial properties into solar farms and that would inspire more distributed capacity in the form of residential projects.