Clean energy groups for tax extenders shutout

Source: By Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner • Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019

 Clean energy groups fear their priorities for extending and expanding expiring tax credits for solar, wind and other clean energy technologies will be left out of year-end legislating negotiations.

However, Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are seeking at least some clean energy wins.

One potential low-hanging fruit could be extending the investment tax credit to include energy storage, a bipartisan push being led by Susan Collins of Maine and Cory Gardner of Colorado, both vulnerable Republican senators in purple states.

“Senator Collins is supportive of including the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act in the tax extender package,” a spokesperson told Josh.

Republicans are resisting another clean energy priority — expanding the tax credit for electric vehicle — making it less likely it will make the spending bill.