U.S. Sen. Al Franken wants to give tax credits to people constructing small wind-power projects.
The Minnesota Democrat co-sponsors a congressional bill to provide those tax breaks that he said could especially help rural communities.
“Locally owned wind projects are an important part of our nation’s energy future and they’re a great investment for rural communities in Minnesota because their profits go right back to farmers and members of rural communities,” Franken said. “Unfortunately, these projects often have difficulty getting financing. This legislation would make it easier for community wind projects to get up and running and help communities all over Minnesota and all over the country invest in the future.”