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Economist to Testify on Federal Tax Credits for Wind Power

Sept. 26, 2013

Robert J. Michaels, professor of economics and an expert on electrical energy, will speak Oct. 2 before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight.

He will be speaking in opposition to further extension of the federal production tax credit for wind power.

Michaels has spoken before several state and federal commissions regarding the electrical industry, including an April appearance before the same committee. During that appearance, He discussed the financial and policy incentives available to both onshore and offshore wind project developers, the value of the projects and the costs and benefits to rate-payers and businesses.

The energy economist has testified several times before federal committees related to energy use, including the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water and Power in 2011, and a 2010 appearance before the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment. 

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