In a letter sent today to President Biden, key members of the Biden administration and the leadership of Congress, a cross-sectoral coalition of 45 organizations is calling for a stable, predictable and long-term tax platform for clean energy and clean energy transport incentives to be included in the earliest possible legislative vehicle this year.
WASHINGTON, DC – In a letter sent today to President Biden, key members of the Biden administration and the leadership of Congress, a cross-sectoral coalition of 45 organizations called for a stable, predictable, and long-term tax platform for clean energy and transportation incentives to be adopted in the earliest possible legislative vehicle this year.
“Clean energy and transportation can play a critical role in fueling our economic recovery, getting people back to work, and laying the foundation for a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future,” the organizations write. “While the clean energy provisions in last year’s spending package included emergency aid and a down payment for the full federal response that we know is needed, it is imperative that we move beyond endless cycles of short-term emergency response to a long-term solution now . ” The term clean energy and clean transportation control platform capable of effectively managing the climate crisis. ”
The coalition calls for a tax platform that:
• Offers comprehensive long-term incentives for solar, wind and other qualified technologies
• Extends the new tax credit for offshore wind investments (ITC) with the option of a tax credit for production taxes (PTC)
• Makes energy storage and high-voltage transmission independently eligible for an investment tax credit
• Modernizes tax incentives for energy efficiency improvements in commercial and residential areas
• Extends and changes the alternative fuel infrastructure tax credit
• Revive the tax credit for producing clean energy domestically
• Ensures broad consumer access to the electric vehicle tax credit by leaving the current cap structure per manufacturer and making it available for a longer period of time
The letter was written by Advanced Energy Economy, the Alliance for Energy Saving, the American Clean Power Association, the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Building Performance Association, the Business Network for Offshore Wind, CALSTART, the Citizens Climate Lobby, the Climate Reality Project , Columban Center for Advocacy and signed Public Relations, E2 (Environmental Entrepreneur), E4theFuture, Earthjustice, Environment America, Environmental Defense Fund, EV Drive Coalition, Evangelical Environmental Network, Friends of National Legislation, Harmless Health, Interfaith Power and Light, Interwest Energy Alliance , League of Conservation Voters, Maryknoll Sisters Eastern Region USA, MCC US Office in Washington, NAESCO (National Association of Energy Services Companies), National Association of State Energy Officials, National Audubon Society, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Hydroelectric Association, National Wildlife Federation, Defense Natural Resource Council, Plug In America, Protect Ou r Winters, Sierra Club, Association of Solar Energy Industries, Voices for Progress, Vote Solar, US Energy Storage Association, US Green Building Council, US Public Interest Research Group, Union of Affected Scientists, Union of Reformed Judaism, Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, World Wildlife Fund, Zero Emission Transportation Association.
Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s leading renewable energy organization, bringing together finance, politics and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. More information is available at www.acore.org.