Glenn Schleede challenges Virginia leaders to review “Federal and State Wind Energy Tax Breaks and Subsidies”

We are grateful to Mr. Glenn Schleede for providing us with a copy of his paper titled “Federal and State Wind Energy Tax Breaks and Subsidies,” which he sent yesterday to Governor McDonnell and Lt. Governor Bolling of Virginia.

The full text is provided here for your convenience:

Be sure to also read Glenn Schleede: “The True Cost of Electricity from Wind is Always Underestimated and its Value is Always Overestimated”

Allegheny Treasures Note:  “Mr. Schleede is the author of many papers and reports on energy matters.  He is now retired but continues to analyze and write about federal and state energy policies, particularly those affecting wind energy.”

“Until retiring, Schleede maintained a consulting practice, Energy Market and Policy Analysis, Inc. (EMPA)  Prior to forming EMPA, Schleede was Vice President of New England Electric System (NEES), Westborough, MA, and President of its fuels subsidiary, New England Energy Incorporated. Previously, Schleede was Executive Associate Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (1981), Senior VP of the National Coal Association in Washington (1977) and Associate Director (Energy and Science) of the White House Domestic Council (1973).  He also held career service positions in the U.S. OMB and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.”

“He has a BA degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MA from the University of Minnesota.  He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Mr. Schleede has contributed many writings to the issue of wind energy, most of which can be found at one of the following web sites:,, or  Type his last name (Schleede) in the “search” box on any of the sites to review more of his fine work.

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1 Response to Glenn Schleede challenges Virginia leaders to review “Federal and State Wind Energy Tax Breaks and Subsidies”

  1. Karen Scott says:

    Thank you for sending this to our governor. We are fighting a great battle in Roanoke County against them now. I will plan to write Governor McDonnell soon about this also. Besides the points you have made about the money-grabbing industry and subsidies, we have a major concern on health issues due to the proposed location of the monsters too close to the residents in our area in the Blue Ridge mountains. These things are also highly inefficient in these mountain locations, and that is also infuriating. Millions of dollars for ONE job, and stuffing their pockets, then they’re out of here! I don’t know ONE good thing about them at all! Thanks again!!
    Karen Scott

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