AEA Urges Congress to End Wind Welfare

WASHINGTON — Today, the American Energy Alliance launched a six-figure advocacy initiative urging Congress to eliminate the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). This targeted digital and grassroots initiative follows AEA’s recently launched PTC Action Hub, and continues a sustained effort to drive House Members to support H.R. 1901, the PTC Elimination Act. Fifty House Members currently support this […]

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AEA Launches Wind PTC Action Hub

New Initiative Encourages Lawmakers to Eliminate Handouts for Big Wind WASHINGTON — Today, the American Energy Alliance launched www.EndWindWelfare.org—a resource and activist hub aimed at eliminating the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). With this new tool, which includes a legislative tracker and an action center, AEA will encourage lawmakers to support efforts to end this taxpayer-funded handout. […]

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Coalition to Congress: Support PTC Elimination Act

The American Energy Alliance joined this week with 19 other organizations in opposition to the wasteful wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). In a letter to the House of Representatives, the coalition encourages Members to support H.R. 1901, a bill introduced by Congressmen Marchant and Pompeo earlier this year to eliminate the wind PTC. Below is an excerpt from the letter: […]

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Senate Tax Extenders Nightmare

With little debate and no opportunity for amendments, the “world’s greatest deliberative body” this week rushed a package of tax breaks through the Senate Finance Committee. The bill, called a tax extenders package, is an affront to the American taxpayer. Only Senators Toomey (R-PA), Coats (R-IN), and Enzi (R-WY) opposed the package. They should be […]

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Wind Fail: 20 Quotes for 30 Years of False Hopes

Last week, news reports indicated the Senate Finance Committee will soon mark up legislation to retroactively extend a number of tax provisions that expired at the end of last year. Of note in this package is the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC). This would be the 10th extension of the PTC since it became law […]

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Opponents of EPA Climate Regulations Should Reject the Wind PTC

This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will finalize its Climate Rule regulating carbon dioxide emissions from power plants—what EPA euphemistically calls its “Clean Power Plan.” The Climate Rule is the foundation of President Obama’s broader agenda to restrict the use of America’s natural energy resources. Also central to the president’s climate agenda is the […]

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Wind Lobby Blows Smoke on PTC Elimination Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) sent a letter to Congress on June 18 in opposition to the PTC Elimination Act, a bill that would phase out and eventually end a subsidy that has funneled billions of taxpayer dollars into the wind industry over the last two decades. While AWEA claims that the PTC creates […]

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