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Wind-power subsidy spared cuts
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/4/2013 11:13:57 PM

Federal support for wind power will last for at least one more year under a little-noticed portion of the “fiscal cliff” deal reached earlier this week. It largely was overshadowed by the back-and-forth over tax rates and other, higher-profile issues, but the wind-energy industry was bracing itself for mass layoffs in the event the $12 billion-per-year production tax credit and other giveaways were eliminated at the end of 2012, as originally scheduled.(Snip) While the one-year extension doesn’t provide the same certainty enjoyed by the solar-power sector — which has its tax credits

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As always, our perfumed princes and princesses make sure no honest dollar goes unblown.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/4/2013 11:27:58 PM     (No. 9099443)

Thank God! S/o

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jj1319, 1/5/2013 2:52:25 AM     (No. 9099569)

My unions contract vote is tomorrow. United Steel Workers. Wind energy production. I´ve been laid off from that job since August. Not to worry, though, as I got another job inside of a week. I don´t think I´ll vote or return, if called. Current job is coal energy related.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/5/2013 4:28:24 AM     (No. 9099592)

$12 billion a year...what a waste of taxpayer dollars to cronies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/5/2013 4:32:03 AM     (No. 9099593)

I know at least one of the people who benefits from wind subsidies is a congressthing himself. There may be others. How sweet to vote yourself some money!

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