With Congress expected to vote on the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) extension during the “lame duck” session following the elections, now is the time for our industry and our allies to emphasize to our elected officials that wind power serves in the country’s strategic interest.
The PTC is an effective tool to encourage development of proven renewable energy projects. Equipped with the PTC, the wind industry has driven over $15 billion of private investments into the U.S. economy in each of the past five years, and has grown the U.S. manufacturing sector to include nearly 500 wind-related facilities. With the PTC set to expire on December 31st, 37,000 wind industry jobs and over $10 billion of related private investments are at risk.
Please encourage your colleagues, friends, and family to sign this petition as well. We’re looking to gather an impressive number of signatures by November 12th, and release this petition just as our legislators are returning to D.C.
Your support will help to keep this issue on the front burner! Many thanks for your support!
Vice President, Federal Legislative Affairs
American Wind Energy Association