29 Oct '12, 5pm

[email protected]'s Anderson: #PTC, #windpower have been good 4 #Colorado: #windworks #windenergy #ecdev #jobs

Wind power and the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) have strongly benefited Colorado , says AWEA Siting Director John Anderson in an op-ed published in today's Glenwood Springs (Colo.) Post Independent. According to Mr. Anderson, "Colorado wind power already supports up to 5,000 construction and maintenance jobs, and wind farm owners are paying $10 million a year in taxes to Colorado communities. "In total, the American wind industry currently attracts up to $20 billion in private investment annually, all driven by the Production Tax Credit (PTC), and provides significant economic benefits through local tax revenue. Support from Colorado elected officials--particularly outspoken leaders like U.S. Sens. Mark Udall [D] and Michael Bennet [D]--has helped make these benefits possible." Mr. Anderson also points to wind power's environmental benefits as strengthen...

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