The Politics And Potential Of Wind Power (Rebroadcast)

The Politics And Potential Of Wind Power (Rebroadcast)

The role of wind in U.S. energy policy is a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. Diane and her guests discuss the politics of wind power, its potential to create jobs and the debate over tax incentives.

The role of subsidies for wind energy has become a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. Governor Romney opposes extending tax credits for the wind industry. President Obama has re-doubled his commitment to them. In a rare show of bipartisanship last week, the Senate Finance Committee voted to extend the credits for another year. The debate over their fate will likely surface again in the fall. Supporters of the extension argue all major sources of energy have received federal help. Opponents say it’s time to let the free market take over. Diane her guests discuss the politics the future of wind energy in the U.S.

Guests

Coral Davenport

energy and environment correspondent for National Journal.

Denise Bode

chief executive officer of the American Wind Energy Association.

Daniel Simmons

director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research.

John Gimigliano

principal-in-charge of KPMG’s Energy Sustainability Tax practice and former senior tax counsel for the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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