Duplication Nation: New Report Identifies 82 Fragmented Federal Wind-Related Programs Costing Billions

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today identifying 82 federal wind-related programs administered by nine different government agencies which cost taxpayers a total of about $2.9 billion in “wind-related obligations” as well as at least $1.1 billion in wind-related tax subsidies in fiscal year 2011.  According to the GAO, the initiatives were “fragmented across agencies, most had overlapping characteristic, and several financing deployment of wind facilities provide some duplicative financial support.”  The complete report is available here