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Rochester Post Bulletin Highlights Sen. Franken's Support of Wind Production Tax Credit

Friday, January 4, 2013

Click here to read the Rochester Post Bulletin's coverage of the Wind Production Tax Credit's extension.

The Rochester Post Bulletin reported that Congress has extended the Wind Production Tax Credit for another year and noted Sen. Franken's support for the credit.

The wind production tax credit provides 2.2 cents per kilowatt of energy produced over the project's first 10 years, which equates to about $1 million per commercial turbine. Democratic Minnesota Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar have been vocal supporters of that renewable energy subsidy, while Minnesota Rep. John Kline, a Republican, was among those calling to let it expire.

"President Obama and clean energy champions, including Senators Klobuchar and Franken and Representative (Tim) Walz, helped make this a happy holiday for our health and our environment by extending critical tax credits for wind energy," wrote Environment Minnesota, a citizen-based advocacy group in a press release. "Wind powers nearly 13 million homes across the country already, and in Minnesota wind power avoids as much global warming pollution as taking 757,000 cars off the road each year."

You can read the whole article from the Rochester Post Bulletin here.

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