Archive - Jan 14, 2013

PTC extension benefits local wind industries

January 14, 2013

The "fiscal cliff" and its last-minute agreement obviously affect the national landscape, but it also played a large role on the local front, as the Production Tax Credit (PTC)--which deals with the wind energy industry--was extended in the package.
According to AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), the extension of the PTC will cover all wind projects that will begin construction this year, along with projects beyond 2013 to qualify for the credit.
To develop a wind farm, it takes around 18 to 24 months. Also included was bonus depreciation, all of which will assist the industry.

Blotters for January 10, 2013

January 14, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Jan. 10, 2013.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of S. Hopkins Road.
• Arizona and I-20.
• 1300 block of W. 8th.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of Pease.
• Duty on striking an unattended vehicle — 1600 block of Grand.
• Cruelty to animals — 100 block of Tonkawa.
• Family violence assault — 900 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• Information report — 1600 block of San Carlos.

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