All posts tagged "tax incentives"

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    Lincoln Journal Star says: Extend wind tax credit

    In an editorial published today, the Lincoln (Nebr.) Journal Star becomes the latest newspaper of dozens across the country endorsing an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). Comments the Journal Star, "Just when it seemed that wind turbines would start sprouting on the Nebraska prairie in numbers equivalent...

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    Moms Clean Air Force blogger urges PTC extension

    In a recent Huffington Post article, Ronnie Citron-Fink, managing editor and blogger for Moms Clean Air Force, calls for Congress to extend the federal wind energy production tax credit (PTC) for the simplest of reasons: "Wind is free. "Wind is clean. "Wind is renewable. "Wind is non-polluting. "Wind doesn't harm children's health....

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    Fact check: Bryce off target on wind power jobs

    Funny, I was just thinking to myself a day or two ago that I hadn't seen anything from Robert Bryce attacking wind for a few weeks, when a new column of his appeared in the National Review, full of the familiar distortions and misrepresentations. It's good to know there are some things...

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    Wind energy key for Keystone State, former Pa. official says

    Wind energy is powering an "energy revolution" in Pennsylvania and across America, writes John Hanger, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in an op-ed in the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News. Wind farms in Fayette, Somerset, Blair, Cambria, Tioga, Bradford, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Luzerne and Wayne counties will churn out enough electricity...

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    Fact check: Bond bashes wind, mangles facts

    The following is an updated version of an earlier post, with added information on birds and on BP Wind Energy. A recent column in the Denver Post by retired energy executive Mike Bond (who also happens to be an outspoken opponent of a wind farm near his home on the Hawaiian island...

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    Fact Check: Bryce ignores renewable energy’s benefits, attacks companies that make it, suggests they face a tax increase

    The latest attack from the anti-renewable Manhattan Institute’s “senior fellow,” Robert Bryce, omits benefits of renewable energy and oddly suggests not only that big companies shouldn’t be making it – they should pay higher taxes for doing so. Mr. Bryce got space in a holiday week on to attack me by...

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    Fact check: Bryce overlooks another convenient truth

    In his latest attack on renewable energy, Robert Bryce of the Manhattan Institute incorrectly characterizes the 1603 tax credit program extension as a Congressional bailout. Bryce conveniently forgets to mention that our government's permanent subsidies for fossil fuel generation greatly outweigh the small, short-lived incentives provided for wind energy. Wind energy...

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    Bradley, IER continue long crusade against clean energy

    Robert Bradley, of the petro-funded and misleadingly named Institute for Energy Research (Ministry for Fossil Fuel Propaganda, perhaps, would be more precise), continues his lengthy crusade against clean energy with a tirade against subsidies in yesterday's Washington Times.   Given that Mr. Bradley was director of public policy analysis for seven years at...

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    Power Hungry? Or just on a low-fact diet?

    Over the weekend I had the misfortune of reading Power Hungry by Robert Bryce. Mr. Bryce is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Washington think tank that receives a significant amount of funding from the oil and gas industry. Based on the sheer number of incorrect and misleading claims the...

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