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No East Coast state has successfully spurred construction of an offshore wind farm. To make the industry viable, long-term federal tax incentives are also needed, industry analyst say.
O’Malley sweetens wind farm proposal, The Washington Post, B2 “In Session” (January 23, 2013)
The United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) in a close vote on January 18, 2013 determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of utility scale wind towers from China and Vietnam. (more…)
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Æsop Fables (Sixth century B.C.). The Harvard Classics 1909–14.
Moral of the Story “Kindness Effects More Than Severity”
THE WIND and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger You begin.” So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.
All due respect to Æsop, but U.S. manufacturers are electing to use severity rather than kindness to change the behavior of (more…)