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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Tax Credits to Help Coal Survive

Tax incentives for the wind industry should be eliminated, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday.

“I would do away with these incentives that we give to the wind industry,” Pruitt said, responding to a question about the effectiveness of renewable energy at an event held at the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Monday. “I’d let them stand on their own and compete against coal and natural gas and other sources."

In a video of the appearance on the farm bureau’s Facebook page, Pruitt said those energy sources should compete in the market "as opposed to being propped up by tax incentives and other types of credits that occur, both in the federal level and state level.”



Anonymous said...

Kudos. It was those subsidies that almost brought f-ing windmills to us here in Somerset County.

Anonymous said...

What? That makes sense! And that's not what the EPA usually does....make sense.

Anonymous said...

Good!! Now, let us see how much longer the investors in the off shore wind turbines stays around. Y'see, it's a waste of money unless somebody else subsidizes them.

Anonymous said...

"...let us see how much longer the investors in the off shore wind turbines stays around..."

Unfortunately the investors are us! All this is done with smoke, mirrors and a huge dose of taxpayer subsidies. You can be assured the "investors" don't invest any of their own money, just ours.

Anonymous said...

Wind blows.

Anonymous said...

Follow the $$$ people

Anonymous said...

Solar and manure subsidies need to be flushed next.