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Tell Your Senators: Act Now to Keep Wind Power Growing

In 2012, wind power emerged as the nation's number one new source of electricity for the first time. But uncertainty about a key incentive for producing renewable energy—the Production Tax Credit (PTC), which was allowed to expire at the end of 2012, briefly renewed, and then allowed to expire again at the end of 2013—caused new installations of wind power to fall nearly 90 percent in 2013. The future of the wind energy industry is now at stake.

Fossil fuel interests want Congress to end support for one of the primary drivers of wind energy, while continuing outdated subsidies for coal, natural gas, and oil. We need to continue to ramp up renewable energy to create new jobs, defend our health, and protect the environment.

And we will. Congress has voted to renew the PTC each time it has expired in the past, but only after hearing from citizens like you who know the facts and support clean energy. We just need your senator to take the first step.

Tell your senator to act now to extend the PTC, before thousands of clean energy jobs expire.

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Learn more about the Production Tax Credit's role in driving wind energy's growth.

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Dear Senator,



I urge you to act now to extend the Production Tax Credit and give the clean energy industry the certainty it needs to continue to invest in new jobs and move forward on cost-effective clean energy projects that can help reduce air pollution and heat-trapping carbon emissions.

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