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Wind PTC

Congress Saves Wind Tax Credit

On New Year’s Day, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, averting the fiscal cliff.  The bill’s passing was a victory for renewable energy.  Specifically, the fiscal cliff compromise extended the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) through 2013. The PTC, a component of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, encourages the development of the […]

Clean Technica: Production Tax Credit For Wind Power Saved, For One Year

Clean Technica’s Tina Casey quotes Operation Free staffer Mike Wu in an article about the renewal of the wind Production Tax Credit for 2013. Supporters of the production tax credit for wind power can breathe a little easier, at least for now. Whatever else anybody says about the “fiscal cliff” legislation drama, in the end, […]

Arizona Republic: Support Wind Energy

Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, an Operation Free supporter, got this letter published in the Arizona Republic. As the Dec. 31 deadline to extend the wind production tax credit draws closer, there have been a number of misguided attacks on this important policy that has catalyzed a much-needed American clean-energy success story. The PTC got the […]

Statesman Journal: Wind energy has small slice of energy pie but big lobbying push for tax credit

Raju Chebium with the Gannett Washington Bureau writes on lobbyists’ actions on pressing Congress to extend the wind PTC. WASHINGTON — Wind power makes up a small slice of the nation’s energy pie, but its advocates have mounted a big lobbying campaign to persuade Congress to renew an expiring tax credit viewed as crucial for the […]

Iowa Farmer Today: Don’t throw wind power off fiscal cliff: Advocates

Rod Boshart writes on lobbyists’ dedication to pressing Congress to extend the wind PTC. DES MOINES — With Congress facing an approaching deadline to extend a production tax credit critical to wind energy’s future, an Iowa-based environmental group issued a report Nov. 28 extolling the pollution-fighting, health and water conservation benefits of the state’s major […]

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