Conservatives urge senate GOP to block renewable tax extenders

Source: By Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner • Posted: Thursday, August 6, 2020

Extending the deadlines for wind and solar tax credits, as approved in House Democrats’ infrastructure bill, would cost at least $13 billion, a group of more than two dozen free market conservative groups say.

“[A]fter decades and billions of dollars in subsidies the solar and wind industry are more than capable of supporting themselves without federal ‘incentives,’” the groups wrote in a letter Wednesday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley. The letter from the groups — which include Americans for Prosperity, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Heritage Action, and Americans for Tax Reform — comes as seven Senate Republicans recently called on McConnell to include support for clean energy in any next coronavirus relief bill.