How important is the renewal of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) to the future of renewable energy? That depends on whether you envision the United States as a global leader in clean renewable energy technology, as a growing number of Americans do, or if you’re content to cling to a dependency on costly, dirty fossil fuels.
When I was working in Central America and the Caribbean as a marine and terrestrial archaeologist, I had no idea I would be pursuing a career in renewable energy development a short time later. But looking back, it was the perfect stepping stone.
Bill Beall, one of the landowners from our Barton Chapel Wind Farm in Texas, has owned land since 1983 and leases just over 1,000 acres to Iberdrola Renewables for the wind farm. In addition to tending his cattle and hosting 15 wind turbines, Bill enjoys spending weekends there with his wife Sara and their first grandchild.