Congress thinks taxpayers have money to burn

On November 11, the chairman of Friend’s of Maine’s Mountains had an important opinion piece published in the Portland Press Herald and other MaineToday newspapers. In his column, Rand Stowell discussed subsidies to the wind industry, and provided a damning quote from Paul Gaynor, CEO of what used to be known as First Wind, and a damning quote from Ahmad Chatila, the current CEO of SunEdison.

Both men have been pretty explicit that the “wind production tax credit” is unnecessary.

Of course, if state legislatures and the United States Congress continue to insist that taxpayers keep doling out out subsidies that are unnecessary, Chatilla and Gaynor will be happy to pocket the extra cash that the largesse of your senators and representatives produces. To read Stowell’s entire column, go to “It’s time for Congress to end the wind production tax credit (again).”