30 Oct '12, 6pm

Has Mitt Romney Changed His Mind About The Wind Energy PTC? - North American Windpower

The wind energy production tax credit (PTC) has become a key wedge issue in the 2012 presidential campaign - especially in Iowa, the No. 1 state in the U.S. for wind energy jobs and No. 2 in the nation in installed wind power capacity. Until now, both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have been clear about their polar-opposite positions on the PTC. Obama has made the PTC one of the cornerstones of his campaign in states like Iowa and Colorado , both of which have an established wind energy supply chain and depend heavily on the PTC to keep thousands of wind jobs. In fact, Obama even made the passage of a PTC extension part of Congress’ to-do list - a task it has so far failed to accomplish. Meanwhile, Romney said in July that he was in favor of letting the wind energy PTC expire at the end of this year. When speaking in Iowa at a camp...

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