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Production Tax Credit Wind

In the news, quietly nagging, is the question of whether or not the Production Tax Credit will expire now that the deadline has passed.  Without the Production Tax Credit wind projects may not stand a chance at new start ups.   Congress and wind power are not a good match right now as the expiration date has already passed.

These are not only the politics of wind power but about one more debt added to the heap we can’t seem to come up from already. The expiration of the credit would certainly be good news for millions who have already figured out that the financial implications are high and we are being bled dry by greedy corporations who know how to take but not give back.

Here are a few excerpts from the Huffington Post regarding the possible expiration of the Product Tax Credit that has been in place since 1992.  Decide for yourself.  This author wonders where YOUR children will get the money to pay back all this debt when companies like Iberdrola Renewables has their credit are heading for the Spanish hills.

Republican opposition to renewable energy tax breaks has been galvanized by anger over a failed solar project backed by the Obama administration. Republicans referred to that project, a start-up company called Solyndra, several times in the letter.

“The Obama administration has poured billions into subsidizing its favored green energy sources,” reads the letter dated Sept. 21 from House Republicans to Boehner, also a Republican. “Twenty years of subsidizing wind is more than enough.”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/john-boehner-wind-production-tax-credit_n_1910687.html

And…

The so-called production tax credit has made wind and solar installations more financially appealing for investors, encouraging new projects. But with each passing day absent movement in Congress toward renewing the credit, investors grow more skittish about pouring money into wind and solar installations, fearful that they will not be able to secure a return on their capital, as the tax credits have traditionally reduced the cost of new projects by one-third.          http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/wind-power-tax-credit-expiration_n_2220635.html

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint

Nov 19, 2012

The following is the summary of the Iberdrola Hardscrabble Complaint filed with the Supreme Court of NY.

SUMMARY OF COMPLAINT AGAINST IBERDROLA – SUPREME COURT, STATE OF NEW YORK

RE: HARDSCRABBLE WIND POWER PROJECT, HERKIMER COUNTY, NY – OCTOBER 22, 2012 (filed 10/24/12)

 FACTS

  1. 60 plaintiffs (not clear if it is 60 different homes as several share the same last name)
  2. Wind turbines being in close proximity to their homes
  3. All plaintiffs live within a mile of the wind farm

Contact Your Elected Officials

Contact Your Elected Officials

Nov 17, 2012

We recommend doing everything personally possible to end wind power occupation.  Start by contacting those on the list that represent your area.

Contact to your elected officialsand share your opinion of the project. See the list below or if you are not sure who represents you visit this site find out according to your address. Then send an email, letter or call them.

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End

Nov 17, 2012

Wind Tax Credit 2012 to End?
Governors Lobby to Extend U.S. Wind Tax Credit Set to End

By Jim Snyder on November 13, 2012

Governors from states such as Iowa and Oregon with wind-energy industries urged Congress to extend a tax credit set to expire next month, warning of further job losses if lawmakers fail to act.

“We’re beginning to see a negative economic impact and loss of jobs in our states” because of uncertainty over the tax break’s future, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a Republican, said today at a Washington event.

Senators Who Voted Against Wind Power

Senators Who Voted Against Wind Power

Nov 17, 2012

Below is a list of senators who voted against wind power in 2012.  They have been called “villain” by their opponents and it is said that they are advocates of dirty air and a dirty environment.    You decide who the are really fighting for and see if maybe they are actually standing up for the “little guys” like those who will suffer under the Wild Meadows Wind Project.

May we suggest that you call them and thank them for standing up for the “little guys”?  After all, many of them have lost their seats over issues like this one.

Representatives Who Voted Against Wind Power

Below is a list of representatives who voted against wind power in 2012.  They have been called “villain” by their opponents and it is said that they are advocates of dirty air and a dirty environment.    You decide who the are really fighting for and see if maybe they are actually standing up for the “little guys” like those who will suffer under the Wild Meadows Wind Project.

May we suggest that you call them and thank them for standing up for the “little guys”?  After all, many of them have lost their seats over issues like this one.