Survey: Carbon tax would provide the biggest boost to wind industry

05/8/2013 | SNL Financial (free content)

A tax on carbon would be the most beneficial policy that the federal government could implement "to propel the [wind] industry forward," according to a poll conducted at the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference in Chicago. Half of the respondents said that a carbon tax would have the greatest impact on the industry, while 27% said a national renewable portfolio standard would be most beneficial. Meanwhile, former Rep. Jim McCrery, R-La., who is now a partner at Capitol Counsel, stated that expanding master limited partnerships to renewable-energy projects should not be a substitute for the wind-energy Production Tax Credit.

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