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Tell Congress to Save Wind Energy Jobs!

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offshore_wind.jpgFor decades now, the United States has lagged behind the rest of the developed world in its investment in clean, renewable energy. Meanwhile, the dirty, profitable industries of oil and coal continue to receive billions of dollars in subsidies and tax breaks. It’s time to realign priorities and invest in the future by extending the investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC) for offshore and onshore wind energy. Extension of the ITC and PTC will reduce uncertainty in the clean energy market, encouraging investment and stimulating the economy.

The United States has the potential to create 4,000 gigawatts of offshore wind energy – about four times more than all power plants currently installed in the country. Offshore wind energy is a domestic, clean power resource that will create thousands of jobs. Allowing the PTC and ITC to terminate (as they are set to at the end of 2012) would place a drag on an already struggling economy while extending them would catalyze domestic job creation, research, manufacturing, and construction. The choice is a simple and smart one. Please urge your Senator to invest in America’s future by extending the ITC and PTC! What you can do:
Contact Congress now and ask your Senators and Representative to support the Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind energy and the Production Tax Credit for onshore wind energy.

Contact your Senators
Or call the Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

Contact your Representative
Or call the House of Representatives switchboard: (202) 225-3121 What You Can Say:
I am calling/writing to urge my Senator/Representative to support the production tax credit for onshore wind energy and the investment tax credit for offshore wind energy.

These tax credits are a smart investment in our economy that will help transition us away from dirty, unsafe energy sources towards clean, renewable, domestic, job-creating sources such as offshore and onshore wind.

The wind industry deserves the same type of market certainty that the oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear industries have benefited from for well over 50 years.