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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 23, 2012

14 US Wind Energy Leaders Meet at White House over Call to Extend Wind Production Tax Credit before Congress Goes on Summer Recess

by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)  •    •  Posted 2012-05-23 11:24:00

Two Cabinet secretaries met with 14 leaders of the U.S. wind manufacturing, construction, and development sectors at the White House today, advancing a bipartisan effort to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit before Congress recesses for the summer, and retain 75,000 U.S. jobs.

A bipartisan coalition has been raising this issue since late last year as an urgent need for action by Congress, including for example Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Reps. Dave Reichert (R-WA), Steve King (R-IA), and Tom Latham (R-IA), as well as a bipartisan group of 23 governors, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, the American Farm Bureau, and the Edison Electric Institute.
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Obama, surrogates stumping for president’s clean energy agenda in days ahead

John McArdle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-05-23 11:24:20

The main event will take place Thursday, when Obama will visit a wind manufacturer in Newton, Iowa. According to a White House release today, the president will use the opportunity to call for an extension of the production tax credit (PTC) that is set to expire at the end of the year. The White House has pointed to industry statistics that show that nearly 30,000 jobs could be lost next year if the PTC expires, including direct jobs as well as those in the manufacturers’ supply chain. [ read more … ]

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