The Sierra Club has joined national efforts to push for an extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy.
The environmental group just launched "Wind Works," a new campaign whose goal is to advocate for the renewal of the PTC for wind power. The organization says it will use a variety of tactics, ranging from grassroots organizing to paid media, to ensure the wind energy industry continues to be a job creator and to remind lawmakers that wind energy is beneficial to both the environment and the economy.
“Congress is holding thousands of high-quality American jobs in their hands, but every day of uncertainty for the industry is causing more delayed projects and more layoffs,” says Dave Hamilton, director of clean energy for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. “This campaign will ensure lawmakers know that Americans want clean energy solutions and that they won’t sit back while congressional inaction causes further job losses.”