Tax credits give a lift to advocates of wind energy

Questions of costs, viability raise hurdles

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They say the federal government’s 2.2-cents-per-kilowatt-hour credit for produced wind power as well as state incentives, such as Maryland’s existing commitment to invest $30 million in offshore wind development, are enough to create a coming boom.

“I don’t know anyone who thinks the economy is where we want it to be,” Mr. Hucker said. “But I think it’s certainly better than it was a few years ago.”

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