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Following the failure of the U.S. Senate on June 10 to surmount a filibuster on the House tax extender package that included a one-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the national trade association for the American wind industry, urged congressional leaders to find another way to extend tax incentives for renewable energy.

"With 116,000 jobs and nearly $19 billion in investment at risk in the renewable energy industries, the U.S. Senate today again failed to secure the votes needed to extend tax credits for the wind and solar industries, frustrating the desire of millions of Americans across the political spectrum,” says Gregory Wetstone, senior director of governmental and public affairs for AWEA.

"Renewable energy like wind power can lower home energy bills, strengthen our energy security, create new manufacturing jobs and, perhaps most importantly, reduce global warming pollution even as we meet growing electricity demand."

SOURCE: American Wind Energy Association

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