What is the PTC?

Congress enacted the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) in 1992 as a temporary measure for an “infant” industry. After propping up the wind industry for more than two decades, the PTC should be eliminated. Subsidized wind power increases electricity costs, harms taxpayers, and destabilizes the electric grid. It is most beneficial to wealthy wind developers who are able to reduce their tax rate at the expense of the rest of the taxpayers and ratepayers. It is past time to end corporate welfare for the mature wind industry.

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  • Jon Haubert
  • Wind
The U.S. Senate, the only stronghold in Congress, must resist temptation to pass unnecessary handouts to special interests before – and after – the election. WASHINGTON DC (October 22, 2020) – The American Energy Alliance (AEA), the country’s premier pro-consumer, pro-taxpayer, and free-market energy organization, issued a letter to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and many...
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It’s Time for the Wind Industry to Grow Up

  • 08/06/20
  • AEA
  • Wind
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Budweiser thinks its customers are gullible fools

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  • Kenny Stein
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