Saturday, June 14, 2008

Production Tax Credit for Wind Stalled

Congress dropped the ball this week when it failed to approve a one-year extension of the the production tax credit (PTC) for wind power. The Senate needed 60 votes to end debate and move to consider the Renewable Energy and Jobs Creation Act of 2008, which included the PTC extension. The vote failed by 10 votes.

Here's a map from the
American Wind Energy Association that shows how the Senators voted. Green means the majority of state's delegation voted for the legislation, red means the majority voted against it, and gray means the vote was split. via Ecopolitology

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