All posts tagged "tax incentives"

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    Fact check: Heritage works busily to create new wind myths

    The Heritage Foundation’s blog recently carried a post concerning so-called wind myths. Unfortunately, as might be expected from a bitterly anti-wind (and, of course, fossil-fuel-funded) group, the result was more myths and falsehoods. With the Production Tax Credit (PTC) set to expire at the end of the month unless renewed by Congress,...

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    Iowa newspaper urges public: 'Make opinion known loud and clear' on PTC

    "We urge Iowans to make their opinion known loud and clear " That's the Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette, editorializing Monday on the benefits of wind power to the Hawkeye State and the importance of extending the PTC. Added the Globe Gazette, "hen it...

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    Sen. Grassley appears in video to urge extension of PTC

    Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) appears in a new YouTube video calling on Congress to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). Mr. Grassley, a senior member and former Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (which has jurisdiction over tax legislation), was the original author of the PTC, a provision...

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    Colorado, Pennsylvania newspapers support PTC extension

    Two more newspapers, the Canon City (Colo.) Daily Record and the Scranton (Pa.) Times-Tribune, have joined the chorus of those editorializing in favor of an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). Commented the Daily Record recently, "Wind energy holds the promise of helping the country move away from...

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    Pueblo Chieftain says: Renew the PTC

    Pointing to the enormous uncertainty Congress has created by failing to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), the Pueblo (Colo.) Chieftain newspaper yesterday called for the incentive to be renewed. The Chieftain's editorial noted that wind turbine manufacturer Vestas employs 1,400 workers in Colorado and that the company, facing...

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    Flurry of PTC endorsements follows election

    With the Nov. 6 election past, several newspapers have turned their attention to the lame-duck post-election session of Congress, and announced or renewed their backing for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC).  Among them: Denver Post (Nov. 15): Editorial titled "Wind tax credit is an easy call":...

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    Opinion: A vote for an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy

    The following op-ed by AWEA CEO Denise Bode appeared yesterday in Politico. The results of the 2012 elections represent a paradigm shift in U.S. energy policy. As the 18th-century English diarist Samuel Johnson said, “the prospect of a hanging concentrates the mind wonderfully.” In the energy field, it was the oil shocks...

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    Fact check: AWEA would love for you to know everything about wind energy

    Recently, opponents of wind power have clamored for audiences to learn everything there is to know about wind–definitely a worthwhile goal. One attack piece, from a fossil-fuel funded group, suggested there are things about wind we’d like to hide. On the contrary—we are happy to help inform readers, and have been doing...

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    Red State Renewable Alliance forms to broaden support for wind energy, PTC

    The Red State Renewable Alliance, which describes itself as "an ad-hoc coalition of citizens and companies dedicated to promoting the wind energy industry and its role in cultivating jobs and revitalizing manufacturing," announced its launch yesterday in Washington, D.C. The Alliance's Executive Director is John Feehery, a well-known Republican strategist and former...

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    Grassley, governors sound bipartisan theme in urging PTC extension

    A bipartisan group of four governors and a U.S. senator yesterday called on Congress to extend the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy, one of a number of tax incentives scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa) joined Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Capitol Hill...

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