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With a year-end deadline looming, critics of federal subsidies for wind power are stepping up their arguments that taxpayer support for the industry is economically unsustainable while making it difficult for other, more viable energy sources to compete.
Wind power is generated most at times when energy is facing low demand, such as during the night, while it is generated least when energy is in high demand, such as in the summer, said Mr. Lesser.
"I think natural gas developers are being harmed significantly by wind, and will be far less likely to enter the market," Jonathan Lesser, president of Continental Economics, said during a forum at the Heritage Foundation.