18 Feb '12, 4pm

Deja Vu All Over Again: Congressional Republicans Intent on Nixing Wind

Deja Vu All Over Again: Congressional Republicans Intent on Nixing Wind

Congressional Republicans this past week scuttled an effort to extend the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy as part of a bill that renews Pres. Obama’s payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits extension. Both Democrats and Republicans want economic growth and development–just ask any one or the other any time. It’s abundantly clear that they have irreconcilable differences as to just what kind of growth is good growth, as well as how best to go about fostering it in the current economic and social environment, however. The wind energy PTC has been a boon to US market and industry going though youthful growing pains. It’s helped attract billions of dollars of investment, helped create many thousands of good jobs in an emerging industry that’s going to prove vital in the decades ahead, reduced our dependence on oil imports, yielded substantial avoidance of greenho...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/18/deja-vu-all-over-agai...

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