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Congressman Thompson, veterans, industry experts call for #PTC extension: #windworks #windpower

Vets group: Wind energy critical to America’s security At a press event in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Congressman Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) joined retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General John Castellaw; Mike Breen, Vice President of the Truman National Security Project ; and Jeff Duff, President of veterans clean jobs training company Airstreams Renewables , to talk about how critical renewing the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) is to America’s economic and national security. The PTC is an important federal program without which 37,000 jobs and $10-20 billion of domestic investment will be lost next year and thereafter . Congressman Thompson, a Vietnam Army veteran and member of the House Ways and Means Committee, made clear the urgency of passing an extension of the PTC: “We must do everything we can to encourage the use of clean, renewable, and domestic ...

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