28 Dec '12, 4pm

Sen. @ChuckGrassley provides Q&A on #PTC: #windworks #windpower #passtheptc #windenergy #iowa

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) offers his thoughts on the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) in a Q&A column published yesterday in the Toledo (Iowa) Chronicle newspaper. Some excerpts: - "The idea [of establishing the PTC] was to try to level the playing field with coal-fired and nuclear electricity generation. Both of those energy sources benefit from federal support." - " ... [A]s much energy as possible, both traditional and renewable, should be produced at home to create jobs and strengthen national security. Wind energy is a free resource, and it's abundant in many places around the country ... [A] clean renewable source like wind is not dependent on far-away countries with leaders who are hostile to the United States even as they take our energy dollars." - "It's important to understand that this tax credit is available only when wind energy is produced. ...

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