Urge PA Senators to Support Clean Energy

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org):

Let’s help our nation create a new clean energy revolution and move toward independence from fossil fuels. Right now, Congress is stalling the renewal of a major policy crucial for renewable energy development — the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind. As a person of faith and a steward of Creation, ask Senators Casey and Toomey to save the wind energy credit at http://action.interfaithpowerandlight.org/c.dmJUKgOZJiI8G/b.8191013/k.1258/Support_Wind_Energy/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx.

We need to rapidly expand clean energy from wind and other sources to halt global warming and clean up our air. The wind industry has been a bright spot in this economy, but it is still considered an alternative form of energy and needs the stability of federal incentives to keep the momentum. Yet Congress is letting this critical tax incentive twist in the wind.

Production Tax Credits are available for companies that generate wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy. Most of them have been extended through the end of 2013, but the wind credit expires at the end of 2012. Experts say that if this credit is allowed to expire, the U.S. could lose half of all existing wind industry jobs. Congress should be passing policies to bring more clean energy jobs to our country, not exporting them. What’s more, we have a moral obligation, as the world’s wealthiest country and the largest historic contributor to global warming, to lead the world in adopting clean energy solutions.

The wind energy incentive has bipartisan support, yet it is stalled for political reasons. It’s time to let our representatives hear from us. Urge PA’s Senators to renew the tax credit for wind energy now – this time for four years, as recommended by the Union of Concerned Scientists – so wind energy companies can depend on the incentive, just as we depend on the wind to generate jobs and electricity across America.

On behalf of Creation, clean energy, and independence from fossil fuels, tell Congress to stop playing politics with wind energy.

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