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Marita Wrote: Oct 28, 2012 2:17 PM
Steve, please explain to my how wind turbines help make the US energy independent
Steve of CA Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 2:46 AM
Marita. I do not say wind turbines will make the USA energy independent, but it is one form of energy to exploit and if it makes us a little less dependent on fossil fuels, so much the better. Why are you so opposed to wind power?

The number of days until the election can now be counted on both hands. Regardless of the outcome, we know one issue will be buried under the fiscal-cliff news—where it hopes to fly under the radar. This one issue? The extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy—which is bound to be present in lame-duck session negotiations, as it is currently scheduled to expire on December 31.

Using taxpayer dollars, the PTC supposedly “makes wind power more competitive with other sources of electricity”—though wind energy is still more expensive than traditionally fueled electricity and raises the costs...

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