Wind energy, though subsidized like all other forms of energy, is a net benefit for Texans’ pocketbooks

Energy Institute Research Associate Joshua Rhodes weighs in on legislative efforts to curtail or eliminate tax credits and other subsidies for wind and solar energy providers in a new op-ed published in the Waco Tribune-Herald. Rhodes notes that all forms of energy production receive subsidies, not just renewables, and that the production tax credit for wind has actually reduced wholesale market costs by roughly $1 billion a year, saving Texas ratepayers money. For more, listen to a story featuring Rhodes on KUT-FM.

April 29, 2019