OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Shutdown can’t stop wind tax credit attacks

Source: By Ben Geman - 10/01/13 05:21 PM ET, The Hill.com • Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

ON TAP WEDNESDAY: House Republicans will take aim at wind energy tax credits at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.

And they’re using the government shutdown as ammunition for political attacks.

“With the federal government currently at a standstill over budget negotiations, it is imperative for Congress to continue to root out and address wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars,” states an advisory for the Wednesday hearing on the production tax credit.

A subcommittee is slated to hear from an IRS official, as well as both critics and advocates of the tax incentive that wind project developers call vital to continued growth.

Witness and Testimony Documents

Mr. Curtis G. Wilson

Associate Chief Counsel, Passthroughs and Special Industries

Internal Revenue Service

Robert J. Michaels, Ph.D.

Senior Fellow, Institute for Energy Research

Professor of Economics, California State University, Fullerton

Mr. Rob Gramlich

Senior Vice-President for Public Policy

American Wind Energy Association

Mr. Dan W. Reicher

Executive Director, Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy & Finance

Stanford University