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Wind Industry Keeps Incentives From Oklahoma

Wind Industry Keeps Incentives From Oklahoma

Many wind industry businesses are attracted to apply for an EIN in Oklahoma thanks to an industry incentive, one that has been under scrutiny by legislators. The incentive came under vote recently, and it’s been decided that, for now, the industry incentive will remain.

The vote, made on the 30th of April, followed a fierce debate by legislators regarding what Oklahoma state should do regarding the wind industry incentive, which has become the center of controversy. Legislators decided that Oklahoma should keep the tax break, which was approved quite a while back that a lot of them have now seen as overly loose.

The incentive allows refunds from wind companies, amounting to up to 85% of any income tax credits they didn’t use. A senator has described it as the state pretty much writing checks for wind companies annually, which was a plan devised with wind companies. The aim of the incentive was to lure many wind companies to apply for an EIN in Oklahoma, bringing their business with them into the state.

The proposed Senate Bill 888 would have cut that incentive, which some estimate would have saved the state  around $500 million to $750 million within the next 10-year timespan. The author of the bill, State Senator Marty Quinn, says that the incentive is a bad deal that the then-leaders of Oklahoma made with the wind industry, which was just a budding industry back then.

Opponents of the bill says that Oklahoma should stick with the promises they made to the wind industry. Republic State Senator Roger Thompson, says that quite a few companies use the expected incentive revenue as basis for their bank financing.

The vote on the bill failed, with 41 senators voting 23-18. The bill can still be reconsidered, but it needs to be handled at the Capital soon in order to get a final hearing.

The industry group, The Wind Coalition, had its State Executive Director, Mark Yates, says that wind projects  usually take about 12 years, so there’s nothing to be gained from the incentive program.

House Bill 3716 is another bill amending the incentive. This particular bill would eliminate credit refunds but allow credit acquisition to over a period of 2 decades, with people saying that it’s basically the same as ending it.

A Honda Motorbike And Its Accessories May Ensure A Safe Ride

A Honda Motorbike And Its Accessories May Ensure A Safe Ride

You may have purchased a Honda motorbike from a reliable dealer. And when you plan to use the motorbike in your journey, always examine the bicycle using the “T-Clocks” method. It will ensure that your vehicle is in working condition, and therefore you travel safely and securely. “T-Clocks” stand for tires, controls, lighting and electronics, oil and other fluids, chassis and stands.

You need to check the motorbike components and search for parts that are curved or damaged. Ensure the wall mirrors, appears and stopping system are in perfect conditions. Also check the liquid levels and the tire’s air stress. It’s a way to assure yourself that the Honda motorbike is safe to ride.

Motorcycle Safety Gears

Unlike vehicles and other types of automobile, motorcycles don’t provide you the needed protection especially in times of accidents. You need to dress properly and wear protective gears to protect you against the rough terrain and the weather. You need to ensure you are road ready before pursuing your journey.

If you wear a headgear or helmet, it can protect your head from possible accidents. Armoured jackets and work gloves can secure your skin from scratches in times of fall. You can also protect yourself with weather resistant gears especially during rainfall. Also wear an excellent footwear to secure your feet especially when stopping and moving.

Packing

Your Honda motorbike may come with or without a storage section. But to ensure you have something to hold your everyday belongings, you may need to buy a container bag or saddlebag. You can choose smooth bags that are brighter and less expensive, but you can also choose difficult bags for security. To balance while driving, you need to pack your bags according to the biggest items on the end and the lightest item at the top.

Planning Your Route

A GPS system can show you the way as you travel down the roads with your Honda motorbike; however, if you can’t have this system, check a road map and see which streets you are getting into. Also provide a desired but safe speed to enjoy the trip.