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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

NH Electricity Cost

NH Electricity Cost

Dec 18, 2012

The NH electricity cost is 5 cents above the average in other US states.  We export more than 1/2 our electricity generated and yet we pay 50% more per kilowatt hour.  How does that even make sense?

See for yourself in the NH electricity profile chart below:

State Electricity Profiles

Data for 2010  |  Release Date: January 30, 2012  |  Next Release: January 2013   |

Archived State Electricity Profiles

Notice that NH is 5 cents more than the national average in cost per kilowatt hour and yet it exports more than 1/2 of its electricity.  Where is the benefit to our state to produce more?  Should we expect to pay more as well?

Hardscrabble Wind Farm News

Hardscrabble Wind Farm news continues to be in the spotlight. It seems that locals are unjustly having liens placed on their lands while Saunders Concrete and Iberdrola duke it out.

Read about it in the full article but as you do, consider as to whether it is something you might find yourself in the middle of one day, in your own backyard.

Residents targeted by subcontractor who wants to be paid for work

Concrete company places nearly $2M lien on wind project property

Ontario Wind Concerns

Ontario Wind Concerns

Nov 19, 2012

Just in case one might think the concerns lie with the US or even our little corner the Northeast alone, we need only to look at Ontario wind concerns.

If you haven’t opened your September hydro bill yet, you’re in for a shock. Rates have risen 18 per cent this year to date, and that’s just the start.

In this article below we can see that Ontario is up in arms with green energy over achievers costing an outrageous amount in wasted money. All for power that is not even needed at this time.  See how Ontario wind concerns give us insight to what we can expect as well.

Ontario wind concerns are a financial nightmare. The article, at this writing, was last update on September 6, 2012.

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.