How to avert a 'clean-energy crisis'
Cross-posted from National Journal's Energy & Environment Expert Blog.
If clean energy is headed for a crisis in America, it will be a crisis of our own making. Wind energy is humming along right now, creating one of the fastest growing manufacturing sectors and accounting for more than a third of all new electric generating capacity across the U.S.
The key to that growth is the stability of the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC). Congress now has a chance to extend that key incentive for wind and avert this crisis before it ever happens.
It’s clear that the PTC, which was intended to stimulate demand for ...