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Solar Moves to Defend Against ITC Repeal: The American solar industry's months-long push to extend then revive

Solar Moves to Defend Against ITC Repeal: The American solar industry's months-long push to extend then revive

The fundamental change became apparent last week on Capitol Hill when two competing amendments to the same bill showed that at the same time the industry maintains its offensive approach, it has been forced to play a perhaps unexpected game of defense as well. Both bills ultimately failed, but it served to show how divisive energy policy has become among legislators in Washington. Stabenow’s amendment would have boosted renewable energy production through a host of tax extensions that would have benefited solar, wind, bio-energy and other forms of energy. Legislators split evenly mostly along party lines, and fell far short of the 60 votes needed. It was the amendment by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., that could force a shift in strategy. DeMint echoed the growing call for Congress to strip subsidies out of American energy with a bill that would have repealed the Production Tax ...

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