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Part Two of a Series: Subsidies

By Gordon HopkinsAs Jefferson County Commissioners await recommendations from the Planning and Zoning Committee for regulating wind farms, the campaign on both sides of the controversial subject is continuing. A number of issues have been brought up in the public debate about the future of wind energy in this county.

One of those issues is the role government subsidies plays in the production of wind power.A subsidy is a benefit given by the government to groups or individuals, usually in the form of a cash payment or tax reduction. Purposes of subsidies may be to encourage production, the development in a particular area, such as renewab...

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