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Romney Smacks Wind Energy Money Grab

justthinking Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 7:55 AM
Wind energy like non gas burning cars are too expensive for the average american to produce or own. It is still in it's infancy. Let science and the prices catch up to the production of alternative energy so it is affordable. Now it is not. We have untapped resources in the USA if EPA will get out of the way.

For twenty years American taxpayers have been supporting the wind energy industry through the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and twenty before that in various forms of favoritism.

Each time it is scheduled to expire, the lobbyists from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) fight for its extension, claiming the infant industry is almost ready to stand on its own and just needs a little more help. The PTC appeals to an emotional and ideological viewpoint as the idea of “free” energy seems attractive—but it can’t stand up when viewed through the filter of facts and science.

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