wind power

1:05pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Says Subsidies Better Spent on Research

Alexander Promotes Nuclear, Pans Wind Power

TVA wind turbines on Buffalo Mountain in East Tennessee
photo credit TVA

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander came out strongly Wednesday against renewing wind industry tax incentives.

On the floor of the Senate Wednesday morning, Alexander said the $27 billion worth of federal wind power subsidies would be better spent on renewable energy research, or on reducing the national debt.

During his comments, Alexander highlighted the Tennessee Valley Authority’s experience with a wind farm it built in East Tennessee.

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