in News Departments > Policy Watch
print the content item

In July 29 congressional action on the most recent iteration of an extension to the federal production tax credit – Senate Bill 3335 – a motion to proceed to consideration of the measure was withdrawn in the Senate.

On July 23, governors of all 50 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands sent a letter to Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Rep. John Boehner, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling for a five-year extension of the tax credit for renewable energy.

In the letter, the governors indicate that efforts to extend tax credits that will expire in December have "fallen short" and an extension is necessary "as soon as possible." The governors also say they support extension of tax credits as a supplement to the extensive renewable energy policies they have advanced at the state level.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.


IRS Issues More PTC Guidance, Easing Some Wind Industry Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addresses how much work is needed on a wind farm to satisfy production tax credit (PTC) eligibility.


Embryonic No More: U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Gaining Momentum

After a decade of fits and starts, the industry is moving closer to installing the first generation of wind projects off the country's shores.


AWEA: U.S. Installs 853 MW Of Wind In First Half Of 2014

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reveals the U.S. industry's progress thus far this year and underscores the importance of policy certainty.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Tower Conference_id1965