We urgently need you to tell Congress to support an extension of the most effective incentive for wind and solar power in the United States: the Production Tax Credit (PTC). If we do not get the Senate and the House of Representatives (and the White House!) to cooperate on passing an extension of the renewable energy production tax credits very soon, our country may lose 116,000 jobs in the wind and solar industries and more than $19 billion in clean energy investment. Your voice needs to be heard on Capitol Hill! Urge Congress to ensure that the wind and other renewable energy industries receive the economic incentives they need to grow steadily in the coming years.
I urge you to support and pass bipartisan legislation as soon as possible that extends federal tax incentives for renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, and consumer purchases of energy-efficient products. These critically important incentives have expired or will expire at the end of this year and must be extended immediately to avoid significant harm to the burgeoning clean energy industries in the United States. Every day that you wait to act on this, investments in clean energy projects that would be completed in 2009 or later are being delayed or cancelled entirely. As a result, America%u2019s economy, energy security, and environment are at stake.
America is on the cusp of a new, clean energy economy. Extending renewable energy and energy efficiency tax incentives is critical to promoting the transition to this economy. The incentives will help get us started on solving the global warming problem, reduce energy prices for consumers, and create tens of thousands of new high-wage jobs. Please support bipartisan legislation that extends the renewable energy tax credits as soon as possible. The future of renewable energy in America hinges on your actions.