In addition to the “Bush tax cuts,” there are also other important measures that expire at the end of 2012 that we should scrutinize. One big one is the wind power production tax credit, and the uncertainty over its extension is already hurting the industry.
|By: TheCallUp Thursday May 10, 2012 11:01 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday February 20, 2012 10:15 am|
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor claims to be soldiering on with a new set of jobs bills, necessary because the GOP has become defined by their attention to culture war issues rather than what brought them to the House majority. But these plans are either small beer or just another manifestation of the “tax cuts forever” ideology that’s so fashionable in Washington.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 21, 2011 7:30 am|
The President showed up unscheduled at a White House briefing today to excoriate House Republicans for fouling up a Senate deal on a stopgap measure to extend the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and a doctor’s reimbursement fix. But there are a number of other measures that also will not get extended into next year, including the production tax credit for wind energy.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 7, 2011 4:21 pm|
Maybe Warren Buffett’s purchase of a California solar farm will finally force a recognition of the potential of solar energy from an economic standpoint. Since the dissolution of Solyndra, oil-besotted conservative lawmakers have dismissed this potential, saying that the industry was simply unprofitable. When Buffett makes an investment, that becomes a harder sell.
|By: Miles Grant Saturday July 30, 2011 1:59 pm|
Amanda Little makes the case that the road to our new energy future runs not through Washington, DC but through the prairies of west Texas, where wind energy can be cheaply harvested, and the South Bronx, where activists like Majora Carter are leading a new environmental movement based on protecting public health. The great energy debate will be settled not with a single headline-making event, Little argues, but gradually as dropping clean energy prices first converge with rising dirty energy prices, then leave them in the dust.
|By: Jeff Biggers Monday June 27, 2011 5:00 pm|
An epic portrait of one community’s long-time battle to take on Massey Energy lawlessness and their Big Coal sycophants in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia, The Last Mountain just might be one of the most timely and game-changing films in years. Beautifully filmed, at once provocative and disquieting, The Last Mountain wonderfully captures the inspiring resistance and indefatigable campaigns of coal mining families — and their outside supporters — to stand up and defend their land and lives.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 23, 2011 7:14 pm|
Scott Walker did not run primarily on a platform of killing public employee unions and becoming a conservative darling. His slogan during the Wisconsin gubernatorial campaign was “Wisconsin is open for business.” He put a premium on attracting new businesses to the state.
Now, his policies have sent other businesses throughout the state scurrying.
|By: Ruth Calvo Sunday September 12, 2010 5:00 pm|
Landowners between the wind generators that are being put in and the cities that need the power have been raising problems related to the scenery and their stake in that scenery.