31 Aug '14, 6pm

Wind Energy Economic Benefits Highlighted In AWEA Infographic

It’s a tricky case to make, given the current price of wind PPAs in the Midwest (under 4c/kwh without PTC). The worse argument is that oil and gas get tax breaks too, coal gets sweetheart fees for mining on public land from the BLM, etc. This “gimme my share of the pork” line will not go down well with the public. A better argument is that the PTC is a partial proxy for the carbon tax Congress has not had the guts or sense to introduce. Another part is the EPA regulations on coal generation. So PTC extension for wind and solar is a second-best way of roughly levelling the playing field.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/31/wind-energy-economic-...

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