Time for Congress to Give Wind Energy Incentives Stability
"It’s time for Congress to provide stability and predictability to clean energy incentives."
The Senate is expected to extend a package of tax breaks, but the extension will last for just the next three weeks and they’ll expire again at the end of 2014. The House has already passed the package and it’s set to move to President Obama’s desk.
Lena Moffitt, the National Wildlife Federation’s federal policy manager for climate and energy, said today:
"Properly-sited wind energy plays a critical role in moving us towards a clean energy future that will improve public health and protect wildlife from the dangers of climate change. Despite overwhelming public support for clean energy, every year it’s a question whether Congress will renew clean energy incentives. This uncertainty dissuades investment and kills manufacturing and construction jobs. It’s time for Congress to provide stability and predictability to clean energy incentives that will make our electricity supply cleaner, more wildlife-friendly, and more secure."