Major wind farm on standby
October 16, 2012
by Jason Schoonover
in Austin Daily Herald
In December 2010, the largest wind farm project to date in Mower County got the green light to start construction.
"It's going to bring in a lot of good jobs, a lot of taxes to the area," said landowner and Dexter Township Supervisor DuWayne Skov during a meeting in 2010.
But nearly two years later, RES Americas' 300-megawatt Pleasant Valley Wind Farm project is still on hold, largely due to the looming Dec. 31 expiration of the federal wind production tax credit, a key subsidy for wind energy - not to be confused with Minnesota's separate wind... [continue via Web link]