Fwd: Sign the petition: Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:15:20 -0700 (PDT)
Another petition to sign, if you're feeling windy.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

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From: Charlie Furman, CREDO Action <act [at] credoaction.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Subject: Sign the petition: Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit
To: Scottj Jackson <sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com>

   [image: CREDO action]  *Tell Congress: Stop the attacks on wind energy!*

*Sign the petition:*
*"The fossil fuel industry has brought the wind industry to a standstill by
blocking the renewal of the most important incentive for wind energy. Stop
the attacks on wind energy and restore the Production Tax Credit for wind
energy now."*

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Dear Scottj,
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In the last five years, clean wind energy has made up 35 percent of all new
power capacity - in large part because of the incentives provided by the
Production Tax Credit.

*But fossil fuel companies successfully killed the wind industry's most
important incentive at the end of last year, and since then the growing
wind industry has been brought to a near standstill.*

Now, Congress is considering renewing the Production Tax Credit - but
fossil fuel companies are lobbying to keep that from happening. Make your
voice heard to support wind energy now.

*Tell Congress: Stop the attacks on wind energy and extend the Wind
Production Tax Credit now. Click here to automatically sign the

The Wind Production Tax Credit is one of only a handful of positive things
that has a real chance to pass during this Congress because it has strong
bipartisan support throughout the Midwest, where states like Iowa already
generate almost 20% of their power from wind energy. Just last week 144
members of Congress from across the political spectrum sent letters to
their colleagues calling for a renewal.1

*While the fossil fuel industry's subsidies are literally written into the
tax code and haven't expired since they were first put into place, over 100
years ago, the wind industry's Production Tax Credit has needed to be
extended by Congress four times in just the last 10 years.*2

This has created an unstable boom-and-bust cycle where the wind industry
expands rapidly when the tax credit is in place, and then collapses when it
expires. Even so, the wind industry has grown 12-fold in the last six years
- and, with a long-term extension of the Production Tax Credit, is on pace
to generate 20% of US energy and employ 500,000 people by 2030.3

The fossil fuel industry, however, has consistently attacked the Production
Tax Credit, and now that it's expired, has been ramping up its campaign to
stop it from being renewed in 2014. We can stop them, if we make our voices

*Tell Congress: Don't cave to the fossil fuel industry. Extend the Wind
Production Tax Credit now. Click here to automatically sign the

Thanks for fighting for clean energy.

Charlie Furman, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working

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 Learn more about this campaign

   1. Lawmakers urge renewal of wind energy tax
   Timothy Cama, The Hill, March 21, 2014.
   2. Production Tax Credit for Renewable
   Union of Concerned Scientists.
   3. PTC Fact 
   American Wind Energy Association.

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