Federal Wind Tax Credit

2:42pm

Fri September 28, 2012
Politics

Polis, Lundberg Spar Over Wind Tax Credit

A wind farm in Colorado.
William Andrus Flickr - Creative Commons
  • Kirk Siegler reporting for All Things Considered

Berthoud Republican Kevin Lundberg says a popular tax credit on wind power production is an example of how the federal government is picking winners and losers on energy policy. 

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11:29am

Wed August 22, 2012
It's All Politics

In Ad Battle, Obama Banking On Wind-Power Message In Key Swing States

Originally published on Thu August 23, 2012 7:00 am

Windmills in a corn field in Colo, Iowa.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

In Colorado and Iowa, two states considered up for grabs in the presidential race, a battle over alternative energy policy is playing a growing role in the debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

Both states have important wind-energy sectors, and Obama's campaign is rolling out new radio ads this week highlighting the president's support for — and Romney's opposition to — extending a tax credit on wind-energy production.

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2:06pm

Tue August 21, 2012

2:33pm

Wed August 15, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama's Iowa Hosts Say They'll Pray For Him, But They Won't Vote For Him

Originally published on Wed August 15, 2012 3:02 pm

President Obama walks with members of the Heil family as he arrives to deliver remarks on wind power at the Heil Family Farm in Haverhill, Iowa, on Tuesday.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

Iowans are famously nice — so nice, it seems, they'll let you hold a campaign event on their property even if they won't vote for you.

Hours after President Obama paid a visit to a central Iowa farm Tuesday afternoon, the farm owner's adult son issued a statement not exactly in line with the Obama campaign's talking points.

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3:19pm

Thu August 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Targets Romney On Tax Credit For Wind Energy Producers

Originally published on Thu August 9, 2012 4:12 pm

President Obama at a Newton, Iowa, wind-turbine blade maker in May.
Charlie Neibergall AP

How many votes can President Obama gain or Mitt Romney lose because of the Republican's opposition to renewing federal tax credits to wind energy producers? The answer, with apologies to Bob Dylan, is blowin' in the wind.

Obama hopes to influence the answer by relentlessly pounding the all-but-official Republican presidential nominee's opposition to the renewal.

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