Several years ago the wind industry pleaded "one last time" for an extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). This was to be the last extension of this perennially renewing "temporary" giveaway:
Under PATH (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-113, Div. Q, 129 Stat. 2242), facilities that begin construction before January 1, 2017, are eligible to receive 100% of the PTC. After that, projects that start construction in 2017, 2018 and 2019 could receive 80%, 60% and 40% of the wind PTC respectively, after which the PTC is eliminated.
So here we are in the PTC's last year, and in a letter to the U.S. Ways & Means Committee, a number of representatives, including our own Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden appear to be attempting to renege on the planned sunset at the end of this year. You can read the letter here:
A couple of screenshots provide excerpts below. Also included is contact information for Pingree and Golden.
U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree
Washington, DC Office
2162 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 304
Portland, ME 04101
1 Silver Street
Waterville, ME 04901
U.S. Representative Jared Golden