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Energy Tax Credit
4:41 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Congress Extends Key Tax Credits for Wind, Biofuels

Wind farms cash in on the tax credit based on how much power they produce.
Credit Steve Wilson / Wikimedia Commons

A last minute deal passed by Congress to avoid the fiscal cliff extended a key tax credit for the wind power industry. The tax credit has helped turn wind energy into a more than $10 billion industry in the Northwest. It expired on the 31.

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Wind Power Tax Credit
6:15 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Wind Power Tax Credit to Expire Soon

Some clean energy jobs will disappear from the Pacific Northwest in 2013. Industry leaders say that’s a consequence of letting a wind tax credit expire on Monday. Reporting for EarthFix, Courtney Flatt has more.

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Wind Tax Cedit
7:20 am
Wed October 10, 2012

No Wind Tax Credit Could Mean Fewer Jobs

Photo of wind turbine on the Palouse.
Photo Credit: Courtney Flatt

Those giant wind turbines that line ridges across the Northwest have brought green energy and construction jobs to many rural areas. But some of those jobs could disappear next year. That’s if Congress does not extend a tax credit that expires in December. Wind developers say the money is critical to the burgeoning industry. But critics say taxpayers should not subsidize wind energy.

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