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Federal wind energy tax credit has become a national battle

Federal wind energy tax credit has become a national battle

Mitch Coffman
November 14, 2012

An issue in the state of Idaho over the value and cost of wind energy development has popped  up on the national stage as well concerning the fate of a federal wind energy tax credit, according to an Associated Press story in the Idaho Statesman.

IdahoReporter.com has published a number of stories on wind energy in Idaho, including efforts by a state legislator to put in place a two-year moratorium on such projects, the cost of such power to ratepayers and the large amount of federal subsidies and tax credits involved in the program in the Gem State, estimated at $300 million.

The wind energy tax credit is scheduled to expire at the end of the year, according to the story, and will survive only if the Obama administration and the Republicans in Congress agree to an extension or some sort of compromise.


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