your information and an opportunity to act. See below.
Debra Rowe, Ph.D.
Sustainable Energies and Behavioral
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.
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.
is not only a significant component of the global
warming solution, but also a powerful engine in the
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.
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.
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