20 Dec '11, 4pm

Expiring US Wind Power Tax Credits Threaten 37,000 Jobs - As German Renewables Overtake Nuclear, Gas

Expiring US Wind Power Tax Credits Threaten 37,000 Jobs - As German Renewables Overtake Nuclear, Gas

Two graphic examples in renewable energy policy: One from Germany on how to do things properly and reap the clean energy results, and one from the US on how exactly not to do things. Let's start with how not to do things. US support for renewable energy has historically been horribly sporadic, with rapid growth followed by just as rapid stagnation, following behind federal support or lack thereof. Plenty of charts have been produced documenting this, and TreeHugger has written about it plenty of times, so no need to rehash that. The current example of that trend is the expiration of the wind power production tax credit at the end of December. ThinkProgress notes , "manufacturers are already seeing a cut back in orders and developers are thinning their portfolios." A study released in the past week by Navigant, prepared for the American Wind Energy Association shows that th...

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