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Three political question marks hang over international wind lobbying activities right now. Will the US re-introduce wind's production tax credit -- which adds a vital $0.017/kWh subsidy -- in this year's national budget? Will the EU succeed in its aim to create a protected single electricity market for renewables to help meet its goal of 12% of energy consumption from them by 2010? Will the world's aid programs embrace wind technology as a target for major investment in the Third World? Given time, the answer to all three questions seems to be an unequivocal "yes." But time is in short supply if the Kyoto goals are to be reached

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