Battle grows over extending tax breaks for wind energy producers
"At some point wind needs to stand on its own two feet," Lamborn said. "And when it comes to receiving taxpayer subsidies ... it doesn't seem to get to the point where it can stand on its own." He adds that his hope is this alternate energy source finds its way to give consumers more options.
May 2, 2012
by Alicia Acuna
in Fox News
Federal lawmakers warn that states stand to lose wind industry jobs if Congress fails to pass legislation to extend the federal tax break for wind energy producers, known as the production tax credit, which is due to expire at the end of this year.
"We're just not doing our job,' Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said. "We need to get after it."
Bennet and fellow Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall are both concerned that their state alone could lose 6,000 jobs. And according to the American Wind Energy Association, as many as 37,000 manufacturing jobs could be... [continue via Web link]