31 Jan '14, 2pm

The State of Renewables Is Strong and Congress Needs to Keep It That Way

The State of Renewables Is Strong and Congress Needs to Keep It That Way

The president is right: America is making impressive gains on renewables such as wind and solar power, and energy efficiency, at least for now. Thanks to important federal, state and local policies and laws that promote clean, renewable energy, overall, the state of renewable energy in America is strong. But while the Obama administration has championed important policies and legislation, the renewables industry has weathered too many boom and bust cycles caused by fickle federal support. Policies and legislation that support renewables are an investment in making America stronger and we need to protect and reinstate them now, especially the recently expired Production Tax Credit for wind power, and the Investment Tax Credit for the promising field of offshore wind. Actually, how fast renewable energy in the U.S. has grown is kind of mind-boggling. Just 15 years ago, in 19...

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