Why are they Here?
Wind projects are heavily reliant on tax dollars. While the whole tax scenario is very confusing and difficult to understand it boils down this, without tax credits, grants, and local tax abatements many of these projects would never be built. Leaseholders profit, the wind developer profits and the local taxing agencies profit, local contractors profit but do the residents profit?
Check out this great explanation from saveourskyline.com as to why the wind developers are here in the first place!
Why Are They Here?
Below are a series of links that help explain how wind projects are paid for
- MasterResource: Chambers of Commerce Falsely Promote Windpower
- White House Memo (see page 8)
- ABQ Journal - Let wind energy tax breaks expire
- Edmonton Journal - Green Energy Forcing Ratepayers into the Red