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14 US Wind Energy Leaders Meet at White House over Call to Extend Wind

14 US Wind Energy Leaders Meet at White House over Call to Extend Wind

by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WASHINGTON – Two Cabinet secretaries met with 14 leaders of the U.S. wind manufacturing, construction, and development sectors at the White House today, advancing a bipartisan effort to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit before Congress recesses for the summer, and retain 75,000 U.S. jobs. A bipartisan coalition has been raising this issue since late last year as an urgent need for action by Congress, including for example Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA), Steve King (R-IA), and Tom Latham (R-IA), as well as a bipartisan group of 23 governors, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, the American Farm Bureau, and the Edison Electric Institute. Extension of the tax credit appears on a “To-Do List” for Congress and the Administration to act on by August to create job...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/05/22/14-us-wind-energy-lea...

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