Wind Energy: Should the U.S. Renew Its Support?

Jason Dedrick, Kenneth L. Kraemer, Greg Linden

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Abstract

An analysis of the private and social costs of wind versus natural gas finds that wind energy is competitive when all costs are considered. The wind energy industry also provides tens of thousands of well-paying jobs in the U.S. State and federal support appear to be warranted. At the federal level, a production tax credit with a multi-year phase-down would provide certainty to investors and limit the cost to taxpayers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-74
Number of pages15
JournalElectricity Journal
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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