You may not have seen it, but Congress extended the wind energy production tax credit for one year in the agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff.
This is big news because it keeps our renewable electricity industries going for another year and because it shows Congress can work together to get things done for our energy future. It also gives us a year to educate the public and our Congressional representatives about the national security and air pollution benefits of homegrown renewable energy. In 2013, Congress should make the tax credit permanent to reflect the real economic, environmental, and national security benefits of homegrown renewable energy.
Please call our Congressional representatives and Senators today to thank them for passing the extension. Here are their phone numbers:
Congressman Bruce Braley, 319-287-3233
Congressman Tom Latham, 866-428-5642
Congressman Dave Loebsack, 319-351-0789
Congressman Steve King, 712-224-4692
Senator Chuck Grassley, 515-288-1145
Senator Tom Harkin, 515-284-4574
Thanks again for your calls, and let's build on this momentum.