Wind incentive is an investment in jobs
The following responds to an opinion article in today's edition of the Daily Caller from Michael Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America, on energy subsidies.
Mr. Needham seems to not realize that the wind power industry's federal incentive is an investment in American manufacturing jobs and one of the fastest-growing U.S. manufacturing sectors. Over the last six years, U.S. domestic production of wind turbine components has grown 12-fold to more than 400 facilities in 43 states, shifting manufacturing jobs from overseas back to the U.S.
Wind power is not only a manufacturing industry that America can compete in, it’s a market that we are winning, with the help of the production tax credit (PTC). The PTC is set to expire at the end of 2012, and it is ...