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For your information and an opportunity to act. See below.
 
Debra Rowe, Ph.D.
Professor
Sustainable Energies and Behavioral Sciences
www.oaklandcc.edu/EST
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Bree Raum [mailto:braum@awea.org]
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 4:09 PM
To: Rowe, Debra G
Subject: AWEA Legislative Action Alert: Contact your Senators and urge them to vote for the PTC extension.

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AWEA Legislative Action Alert: Contact your Senators and urge them to vote for the PTC extension.
Vote on the Production Tax Credit (PTC) in the Senate scheduled for tomorrow.
 
The Senate will vote on the Baucus/Grassley Amendment to H.R. 6049, which contains an extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy for an additional year. The Senate will also vote on the final passage of H.R. 6049. If the Senate passes the bill, it will quickly move to the House of Representatives where it will be voted on later this week. This could be that last opportunity this year for Congress to extend the PTC. We must urge Congress to successfully pass an extension of the PTC, which is set to expire at the end of 2008, before they adjourn for recess at the end of the week.

Wind energy is not only a significant component of the global warming solution, but also a powerful engine in the U.S. economy.  Since January 2007, more than 40 wind industry manufacturing facilities have been announced, brought online, or expanded in the U.S., creating over 9,000 jobs and $1 billion in manufacturing investment.  When the PTC has lapsed in the past, wind energy investments have fallen 73-93% in the following years.  We cannot allow this bright spot in our economy to burn out.

Please contact your Senators and urge them to vote Yes on the Baucus/Grassley Amendment to H.R. 6049 and the Yes on the final passage of H.R. 6049.

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