Wind tax credit seen as late relief in state

Posted: January 5, 2013 at 4:20 a.m.

A windmill (rear center) supplies water to a stock tank, surrounded by wind turbines of the Smoky Hills Wind Project near Wilson, Kan.

A year-long extension of the federal Production Tax Credit, approved by Congress this week, did not come soon enough for Arkansas’ wind-industry manufacturers, who aren’t rushing to hire more employees or start new projects. It’s going to be a slow start for the wind-energy industry, company officials said.

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