What is Congress Waiting For?

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By Rhone Resch, President & CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association.

Congress should absolutely extend the wind tax credit – and do so swiftly.

Voters overwhelmingly want more clean energy now and they support the policies that accelerate renewable energy deployment.

Today, the U.S. solar and wind industries already employ more than 200,000 people at thousands of companies in all 50 states. Both industries have growth and created jobs, despite a slow economic recovery. And with stable federal policy these industries will only grow as prices continue to fall.

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