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Deja Vu All Over Again: Congressional Republicans Intent on Nixing Wind, Renewable Energy Growth

They’re at it again–Republicans and Democrats in a practically dysfunctional Congress fought over budgetary matters this past week, specifically an extension of the wind energy production tax credit. The wind energy PTC has helped spur billions of dollars of investment in a young, emerging industry that’s going to prove vital in decades to come. It’s helped create thousands of good jobs when job creation has cratered. It’s improved environmental and health conditions. We won’t have it, Congressional Republicans voted once again.

Wind Power Needs Long-term Policy Support (Like Fossil Fuels Get), Ted Turner & Others Pronounce

Wind power needs to be and will likely be a key source of electricity in the near future (and already is in some places). As legendary business leader Ted Turner said at the U.S. WINDPOWER conference in California yesterday, embarcing renewable energy such as wind, solar, geothermal is an “even more of an obvious business decision for him today than launching eventual cable giant CNN was in 1980.” Turner stated, “I’ve never seen anything more clear as the case for wind, solar, and geothermal.”