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Economist Testifies in D.C. on Wind Energy

Michaels to Speak Before Committee on Science, Space and Technology

April 8, 2013; updated April 19, 2013

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Robert Michaels, professor of economics, spoke at an April 16 hearing of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittees on Oversight and Energy. 

During the "Assessing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Wind Energy Incentives" hearing, Michaels 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. A link to Michael's testimony is available here.

Michaels, an authority on electrical energy, 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 the U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Energy and Environment on "Real-Time Forecasting for Renewable Energy Development" in 2010. In 2008, the economist was named a Daniel P. Hann Distinguished Fellow in Economics and Regulation.

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