Wind Power: Saved by the Subsidy


Exelon's continued efforts to cut off the government tax credit of 2.2 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity generated by wind energy producers failed, as the package signed by Congress and the president to avert the fiscal cliff extended this government subsidy for a year. The company's biggest point of contention is that the continued subsidies are distorting energy prices, which is affecting the maturing nuclear energy industry. In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman tells us whether this lost battle will have a deep impact on Exelon, and which players stand to benefit from the continued subsidies.

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