Idaho RE Bills Fail at the State House

April 13, 2004 [SolarAccess.com]Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) has vetoed two bills aimed at encouraging wind development in the state, saying that the budget could not accommodate the proposed tax credits at this time, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The first was a bill that would have given wind farm owners a 0.5 cents/kWh production tax credit. The second would have given wind farm investors a 3% investment tax credit on equipment. Earlier in the year, the legislature failed to pass an exemption from sales tax on wind energy equipment. Developers are hoping that the sales tax exemption bill will be reintroduced next year.

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