April 25, 2012, 12:04pm PDT Wind advocates make another run at PTC extension
By Christina Williams
Sustainable Business Oregon
Wind industry advocates are making a renewed push to extend the Production Tax Credit. Supporters of the renewable energy production tax credit will testify in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Thursday to make the case for the incentive's extension — a legislative goal that has so far proven elusive. "We're reaching a point of no return now," said Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D - Portland, in a call with reporters Wednesday. Blumenauer will testify in the hearing Thursday. The call, hosted by the American Wind Energy Association which has been lobbying heavily for the production tax credit's extension, highlighted estimates that 37,000 wind energy workers stand to lose their jobs by the end of the year if the credit is not extended.
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