Fact check: Heritage works busily to create new wind myths
The Heritage Foundation’s blog recently carried a post concerning so-called wind myths. Unfortunately, as might be expected from a bitterly anti-wind (and, of course, fossil-fuel-funded) group, the result was more myths and falsehoods.
With the Production Tax Credit (PTC) set to expire at the end of the month unless renewed by Congress, it is important to be clear on how the PTC has encouraged wind power development and why the job isn’t done yet.
The following facts illustrate just a few of the reasons why the PTC is still needed.
Fact #1: Wind energy has been one of the fastest developing energy sources in America.
Wind added 35% of all new U.S. electric generating capacity between 2007 and 2010, neck and neck with ...