Wind Energy

Congress May Let Tax Credit for Wind Industry Expire

Free market groups applaud decision, wind lobby says it will slow down industry

Congress may let a key tax credit for the wind industry expire at the end of the year, a move that would be applauded by conservative free market groups, but which the wind lobby says would significantly slow down the industry.

Big Wind Spends Big

Wind energy spends $2.1M on lobbyists in 2012, records show

The wind energy sector spent big-time money in 2012 to protect its federal tax credits, lobbying disclosure reports released this week show.

Congress Extends
Eagle-Killing Wind Incentive

Wind energy production tax credits receive reprieve in fiscal cliff deal

Congress extended wind energy tax credits worth billions of dollars in the last-minute deal hammered out by Congress to avoid the fiscal cliff, a move decried by free market organizations as “corporate welfare.”

The Wind Lobby and American Domestic Policy

Obama champions wind tax credit favored by campaign donors

A wind energy tax credit championed by President Barack Obama will benefit financially a group of large American corporations that have donated overwhelmingly to Democratic candidates and committees.

Maine’s Energy King

Former company of liberal ‘independent’ Senate candidate Angus King received federal cash grant in June

The scandal-ridden wind energy project co-founded by liberal “independent” Maine senate candidate Angus King received more than $33 million in cash under the 1603 program of the economic stimulus in June, according to the U.S. Treasury.

Gone with the Wind

Green energy firm sacks two-thirds of American workforce days after receiving $32 million government loan

Just days after the Export-Import Bank approved a multi-million dollar federal loan guarantee to benefit a mostly foreign-based wind-energy outfit, the company pink-slipped more than 200 American workers.