North American Windpower: Iowa Senator, Wind Energy Supporters Call For PTC Extension

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Following news that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., will take over as new chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Iowa State Senator and Climate Parents member Rob Hogg plans to send a petition urging Wyden to take action by extending the production tax credit (PTC) immediately.

Climate Parents, a national organization of families advocating for climate change solutions, is spearheading the campaign and says that about 50,000 people have signed the petition.

“We must support wind power and renewable energy,” says Hogg. “Our children and our grandchildren are counting on Congress to act.”

The senator also notes, “Wind power currently provides 25 percent of Iowa’s electricity generation and has increased nationally by 30 percent per year over the past five years. The wind power tax credit made this possible.”

The petition is available here.

via North American Windpower: Iowa Senator, Wind Energy Supporters Call For PTC Extension.

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