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IER reviews the PTC

The Institute for Energy Research takes a look at the potential extension of the production tax credit for the wind energy industry in their new report “The Case Against the Wind PTC.” Some highlights of the report findings. A two-year … Continue reading

28. November 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Wind PTC described as “energy socialism”

Thomas Stacy’s comments on wind energy in Ohio are anything but flattering. The industry’s lobbying association, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), knows LOW VALUE is the real problem with wind, but cleverly turns our attention to “still high, but steadily declining … Continue reading

03. March 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Regulation: The high cost of low value wind

Regulation magazine recently published an interesting article on the high costs and market disruptions associated with long-term subsidies to the renewable energy sector. An NCPA review of the Regulation Mag article notes, Subsidies for renewable energy distort markets and are economically inefficient, … Continue reading

22. May 2013 by Jason Hayes
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IRS gives BIG $$$ to big wind

The IRS just upped the value of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind developers, propping up the industry to the tune of another $500 million for projects completed in 2013. In one fell swoop, the IRS gave wind energy … Continue reading

10. April 2013 by Jason Hayes
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PTC renewed: Wind gets a multi-billion handout in ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Part of the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal just negotiated by the President and House Republicans includes continuing the multi-billion handouts to the US wind industry. As we had noted in previous posts, and presentations, the wind industry had threatened that, without … Continue reading

03. January 2013 by Jason Hayes
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