Debate over wind credit enters congressional races

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Republicans are walking a fine line when it comes to wind energy in Colorado, and it's playing out in congressional races in the debate over a tax credit that impacts hundreds of jobs.

Republicans generally don't like subsidies that favor clean energy, which they deride as government picking winners and losers. But many Republicans are joining Democrats in calling on Congress to extend a wind energy production tax credit.

That hasn't stopped Democrats from pouncing on Republicans. Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter's campaign accuses Republican Joe Coors of flip-flopping on the issue. Coors' campaign says he supports the credit after learning it's not a subsidy.

This month the world's largest turbine manufacturer, Vestas, announced plans to cut 120 workers in Pueblo and Brighton.

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  • by Safety on Aug 23, 2012 at 05:27 PM
    We need to stop this disaster of an experiment and tear the windmills down. These things are killers. Indiscriminate killers. Our precious wild birds are a natural treasure that is being sacrificed on the altar of the false promise of green energy. The environmental movement made a deal with the devil to let these three armed killers loose on our unsuspecting wildlife.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 23, 2012 at 05:20 PM
    The green energy mythology needs subsidies to survive as t cannot stand on its own without the fed pumping millions into a mythology.
  • by Nun on Aug 23, 2012 at 02:15 PM
    Flip-flopping? More like learning and re-evaluating. Stupid liberals think everyone should decide on an issue and never change that opinion. I have formed an opinion about liberals but see no reason to change my mind, but my opinion on other matters is constantly evolving. "Evolving" is defined as someting a liberal finds impossible to do.
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