It’s time for tough love on tax credits for the mature wind industry

By Marita Noon Is the lame duck Congress oblivious to the message voters sent to Washington last month? Or, are they intentionally ignoring it in favor of special interests? A pending vote on a tax-extenders package — that would have a slim chance of passage in the new Congress — will reveal whether or not they learned anything from the […]

Big Wind gusts in lame duck

By Rick Manning Congress returns for a lame duck session that is beginning to look like a regular cornucopia of goodies for all those patient souls on Washington, D.C.’s K Street who, if they deliver, can expect nice bonuses to pad their mid-six figure paychecks. With a bevy of tax credits scheduled to expire on December 31, there will be […]

Time is up for wind production tax credits

By Rick Manning “The private sector can be expected to develop improved solar and wind technologies which will begin to become competitive and self-supporting on a national level by the end of the decade if assisted by tax credits and augmented by federally sponsored R&D,” testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittees on Energy and Commerce offered by the American […]

The 2014 state of wind energy: Desperately seeking subsidies

By Marita Noon With the growing story coming out of Ukraine, the ongoing search for the missing Malaysian jet, the intensifying Nevada cattle battle, and the new announcement about the additional Keystone pipeline delay, little attention is being paid to the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy — or any of the other fifty lapsed tax breaks the Senate […]

Loss of production tax credits brings big wind chill to the cooling subsidy-dependent market

By Larry Bell Unsurprisingly, President Obama didn’t let Congress’s decision to finally end Production Tax Credits (PTCs) let the air out of his breezy wind power subsidy agenda. Speaking at his State of the Union address, he said: “We’ve subsidized oil companies for a century. That’s long enough. It’s time to end the taxpayer giveaways to an industry that rarely […]

Slideshow: Over two thirds of U.S. energy generation threatened by the EPA

By Tom Toth Power industries in the United States are under attack by the radical left, now empowered by dominant federal agencies and government officials. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has—especially since the beginning of the Obama administration—been taken over by environmental alarmists and given a seemingly open license to promote the environmentalist agenda by any means necessary. The strategy […]

Cartoon: “Frozen”

By A.F. Branco

Death by renewables

By Marita Noon “Even green projects have an impact on their surrounding environment.” Green energy, specifically so-called renewables, has been sold to the American public as the answer to a host of crimes against the planet. But, as Lex Berko points out in her post on Motherboard, “even green” has its downside. Biomass may be “renewable,” but burning it releases […]

When the lights go out

By Tom Toth The future of abundant, affordable energy in the United States is under attack from environmental organizations and individuals currently influencing the nation’s regulatory climate. Acting through powerful government arms like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), fringe alarmist groups are actively waging a high-stakes war on American energy, and the nation’s future is on the line. If they […]

EPA Regulations: Browning out America’s future

By Tom Toth In the modern world, where energy flows, commerce and prosperity follows. The economic and industrial greatness behind the United States is built on the back of an infrastructure that makes massive amounts of energy accessible and affordable. Coal is a indispensible pillar of that infrastructure. Since becoming an economic powerhouse, the United States has consistently relied upon […]

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