State taxes on wind

State taxes on wind

December 01, 2017 | By Keith Martin in Washington, DC

Provisions in some "red" states to require super-majority votes by state legislatures before taxes can be increased are serving as an impediment to imposing taxes on wind farms.

Wyoming imposes a tax of $1 a megawatt hour on electricity generated from wind.

State Senator Cale Case (R) has been trying to increase the tax to $5 a megawatt hour. Case failed in an effort to advance his proposal in the Joint Revenue Committee in December. He plans to try again next year