Congrats to "Rent-seeking"!
You know a meme has achieved success when its targets adopt it:
Critics of tax credits for wind energy projects are intensifying their push to kill the incentive with a study that calls it “rent seeking” by an established industry that doesn’t need the subsidy.
The conservative American Energy Alliance (AEA) unveiled the study Thursday as wind power companies — joined by allies including President Obama — are pushing Congress to renew credits that are scheduled to lapse at year’s end.
AEA, which receives some of its funding from fossil fuel companies, is circulating the study on Capitol Hill ahead of a lame-duck battle over the fate of the multibillion-dollar incentive.
When Romney went down, the main obstacle to passage of the production tax credit for wind energy was removed. Although there is a lot of bipartisan support (which is actually growing), the Koch conglomerate primarily has put a lot of money into fighting it and the vocal minority (mainly teabag) have ramped up their vocals.
This really is one of those "call your congressman" moments. Right now, during the lame duck. It is one of the thousands of things that we need to do to address climate change.