09 Jan '12, 2pm

The Wind Beat: 1603 and the PTC for Keystone XL?: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart once said he does not like poli...

The Wind Beat: 1603 and the PTC for Keystone XL?: The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart once said he does not like poli...

The Daily Show ’s Jon Stewart once said he does not like political jokes because they too often get elected. Yet this is an election year. Vital federal support of renewables depends on some of those jokes. The failure of Congress to extend the Section 1603 Treasury Program when it expired on the last day of 2011 will not help solar be more competitive. The 1603 program allowed commercial solar system purchasers to take an upfront grant for 30 percent of the system's value instead waiting a year for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). It imposes no greater federal budget burden, but is much more attractive to investors. The Solar Energy Industries Association bemoaned the loss of 1603. Congress also appears ready to let the wind industry’s production tax credit (PTC) expire at the end of 2012. The American Wind Energy Association said expiration will cost 37,000 domestic wind...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-wind-beat...

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