Comments on: Renewable energy advocates fear a time bomb in the tax bill http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/10/renewable-energy-advocates-fear-a-time-bomb-in-the-tax-bill/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ROWnine http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2010/12/10/renewable-energy-advocates-fear-a-time-bomb-in-the-tax-bill/comment-page-1/#comment-347081 Sun, 12 Dec 2010 02:29:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19213#comment-347081 The language is critical. If we allow say wind farm equiptment to be purchased from foriegn firms, say the generators from one country and the blades and towers from another “trade partner” (a lot countries like to cry foul and lay claim to our tax dollars by claimming “But we have trade agreements”) we get no trickle down. Then if foriegn experts, consultants, engineers and the like work on these projects and they claim foriegn residence we get no trickle down on the wages or company profits. Then (this gets better) if the entity that delivers your energy gets a tax break and the government charges surcharges on your energy the US taxparer thats looking for work gets a lot of trickle down, we call it peeing down our backs. At my last read a photovoltaic company was going to manufacture some pannels in the US to take advantage of the Buy USA provisions. I hope that the state and federal government isn’t comming up with some plan to not tax or reduce taxes to spurr on the economy in these regaurds, because we just can’t take any more spurring, it hurts. Didn’t we fund NASA with taxpayer dollars to develope this stuff?

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