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Southern Alliance (@cleanenergyorg) head urges: Extend the #PTC: #windworks #ecdev #jobs #windpower

The Nashville Tennessean carried an op-ed Sunday from Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, calling for an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) to "create domestic jobs, provide clean, safe energy, and lower monthly bills." Regarding jobs, Smith wrote, "More than 400 facilities in 43 states are involved in wind power manufacturing — a 12-fold increase over the past six years. As the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service notes, 'Wind turbine manufacturing is at the core of the multifaceted wind power industry. Because of the use of castings, forgings, and machining, turbine manufacturing is a significant contributor to U.S. heavy manufacturing.' This is an American success story, with the PTC for wind driving it. Congress needs to extend the PTC and keep taxes stable and low on wind to keep this success story g...

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