Opinion: PTC is good for both blue and red states

01/24/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Although most of the opposition to extending the wind-energy Production Tax Credit came from Republicans in the House of Representatives, GOP-held districts are benefiting from the PTC, writes John Feehery, executive director of the Red State Renewables Alliance. Wind power helps diversify the country's energy mix, boosts energy security and creates tens of thousands of jobs, Feehery states. "Because of the PTC, we have today an industry that supports 75,000 direct jobs (from manufacturing, to development, to operation) across the United States -- this is a true American success story," Feehery states.

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