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Hydropower Expansion Qualifies for Federal Tax Credit After upgrading one turbine, the J.C. Boyle hydropower facility is producing 2.6 percent more electricity, which qualifies for a federal tax credit. The new tax credit is meant to encourage efficient use of existing hydropower dams. PPL Corp. may soon earn a credit from a similar project in …

Wood-Burning Power Plants Planned for Four States

Read the full story at EERE Network News. Efforts are underway to build new wood-fired power plants in California, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York. Several of the projects are converting fossil-fueled power plants to burn wood, and one project will include tree farms to will grow a dedicated energy crop for two biomass plants.

New Iowa Legislation to Boost Renewable Fuel Use

Read the full story at EERE Network News. A new Iowa law creates tax credits that encourage large retail dealers to use ethanol and biodiesel for 25 percent of their sales by volume by 2021. Meanwhile, restrictions on selling E85 have been lifted in Arizona and New Mexico, while New York is promoting more biofuels …