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Ohio's wind energy industry lobbies to keep a tax credit alive
Democrat Kaptur thinks she can find 218 votes in the House
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Ohio Democrats, businesses and environmentalists are lobbying hard to extend the wind-production tax credit that’s been in place for 20 years. 

And U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur says she believes she can make a strong enough case that even a deficit-cutting compromise in Congress would preserve the credit.

KAPTUR on finding 218 members of the House

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“Energy is America’s greatest strategic vulnerability from a defense standpoint, and we better be dead serious about what we’re doing in this field. So it’s incumbent upon those of us who can see a different  future to be very strong voices in this sector. And I just look forwards to 218 members of the House who can agree, and that lies within the range of possibility.”

 Thanks to redistricting, Kaptur’s district now stretches from Toledo to Cleveland, along the coastline of Lake Erie. That’s where the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation hopes to build the first off-shore wind-farm in the U.S.

 The wind energy industry estimates 5,000 to 6,000 jobs in Ohio are tied to wind power, second only to Iowa. The tax credit attracts as much as 20 billion dollars in private investment a year and is set to expire next month.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney opposed the extension, saying the industry should be able to thrive in a free market. 

Listener Comments:

Time to cut the subsidy for this and let it stand on its own or fail. An everything approach for energy is fine but lets focus on what we know is there, coal and natural gas. My energy bills have not gone down, instead have doubled from last summer compared to this summer. Lets not shut down coal fired plants without a way to replace what they produce, and coal is cheap to obtain and plentiful.


Posted by: Lonnie Reed (Columbus Ohio) on November 21, 2012 8:11AM
It is time to let it stand on its own !


Posted by: Marion Lawson (United States) on November 21, 2012 6:11AM
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