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Could Romney’s scorn for wind power hurt him in the heartland?

By David Roberts Mitt Romney promises to revoke federal support for the wind industry. That might not go over well in swing states like Iowa, where the booming wind sector has wide, bipartisan support.
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Biden Slams Romney Over Wind Tax Credits In Iowa

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

Speaking in Dubuque, Iowa yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at Mitt Romney for his willingness to kill a key tax credit for the wind industry — a sector that supports more than 7,000 jobs in the state. With energy now a... Read Post

Carl Pope: The End of Polish Rules and Election Day Bribery?

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (2 years ago)

Why were fossil fuel interests bankrolling ads attacking wind power in Iowa, a key swing state for their candidate Mitt Romney and a state where the polls showed overwhelmingly that voters supported wind power? Read Post

Will Romney’s Anti-Wind Rhetoric Hurt His Chances In The Heartland?

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (3 years ago)

by David Roberts, via Grist Today, President Obama visited TPI Composites, a wind manufacturer in Newton, Iowa (population, 15,254). There, he reiterated his support for the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a federal support program tha... Read Post


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