Opinion: For many reasons, Congress should extend tax credit
The following letter to the editor by Carol E. Murphy appeared in Sunday's edition of the Buffalo News and is reprinted here with permission of the author. Ms. Murphy is executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York.
Mary Kay Barton's commentary of Aug. 14 ("Big subsidies for wind projects are 'FIT' for retirement") overlooks a number of important facts.
First, all energy sources have been subsidized over time, and wind is no exception. The question then becomes: Is the incentive that wind has been receiving excessive compared with other sources? The answer is no. A recent study from consulting firm ...