[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Taxing the wind?  

Credit:  Warwick Beacon, www.warwickonline.com 24 January 2012 ~~

What’s the wind turbine at Shalom Apartments worth and whether it should be taxed were questions raised at last Wednesday’s City Council meeting. There was consensus that the turbine should not be taxed, although Ward 4 Councilman Joseph Solomon raised the issue whether it should be treated as a tax abatement or exemption, a matter that is being researched before the council acts. City Tax Collector and Assessor Kenneth Mallette said yesterday that the turbines, as well as other “green” devices, “add value” as far as keeping expenses down. To illustrate his point, he said a hot water heater is not taxed and a solar water heater would not be taxed. By the same token, the turbine is providing electricity Shalom would have to otherwise purchase. If, on the other hand, Shalom built a wind farm for the purpose of selling power, then it would be subject to taxation. The issue of taxation was not raised for the New England Institute of Technology wind turbine since NEIT is a tax-exempt institution. Mallette said he favors exempting “green” devices rather than providing abatements. The legislation under consideration gives the assessor the authority to decide whether an exemption applies.

Source:  Warwick Beacon, www.warwickonline.com 24 January 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.