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Friday, November 4th, 2011

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Urge your Representative to cosponsor the PTC Extension Act H.R.3307

The federal production tax credit (PTC), wind energy’s primary policy tool to promote U.S. wind development, is set to expire at the end of 2012. The PTC has been allowed to expire on multiple occasions in the past, and at those times, wind energy installations have dropped by as much as 93% from the previous year, leading to a boom-bust cycle for the wind industry. On November 2, 2011, Representative Reichert (R-WA-08) and Representative Blumenauer (D-OR-03) introduced a bill to extend the renewable energy production tax credit.

America needs homegrown energy resources to power the nation and with our economy struggling, we’re in dire need of American jobs. Wind energy delivers in both of these areas. The PTC has been instrumental in helping the wind industry to:
· Lower the cost of wind power by more than 90%
· Foster economic development in all 50 states
· Manufacture components for wind turbines at over 400 U.S. manufacturing facilities
· Power the equivalent of 10 million American homes
Please take a moment to e-mail your Representative and urge him or her to co-sponsor The American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011, a bill that will drive the growth of clean, affordable, homegrown American wind power.

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