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January 7, 2014

Alexander: Stop wasting taxpayer dollars on wind energy tax break

By Ramsey Cox, Politico  •    •  Posted 2014-01-07 07:05:31

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Congress should not renew the wind energy tax credit. Instead he said the money would be better spent reducing the federal debt. “The massive taxpayer subsidy to windmill developers expired Jan. 1,” Alexander said. “A good way to celebrate the New Year would be to not renew it and to reduce the federal debt by $60 billion, an amount about equal to the spending in the recent budget agreement.” [ read more … ]

Governor LePage continues effort to lower energy costs for Maine ratepayers

Scott Thistle, State Politics Editor, Maine Sun Journal  •    •  Posted 2014-01-07 07:05:55

For the fourth year in a row, Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration is pushing to roll back or significantly change portions of Maine law aimed at boosting in-state renewable energy production. LePage says he wants to level the state’s energy-production playing field and open the door to cheap, renewable hydropower from Quebec and maritime Canada, an idea to which Canada seems lukewarm. [ read more … ]

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