Washington, D.C. — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and the NRDC Action Fund will spend a combined $200,000 on digital ad campaigns thanking environmental champions in Congress for their support of clean energy and encouraging them to continue to push for clean energy tax credits this session. The organizations are working with champions in Congress to update and extend a number of clean energy tax incentives that are outdated, phasing down, or have expired, expanding them to support energy storage and offshore wind, hoping to include the provisions in the next tax vehicle or end-of-year spending package.
“Clean energy champions in Congress have a unique opportunity right now to get the U.S. one step closer to a clean energy economy: tax credits,” said Matthew Davis, LCV Legislative Director. “Passing clean energy tax incentives and expanding them to support energy storage and offshore wind is our big chance to meaningfully address climate change in this Congress. There is no time to waste in supporting these transitions to 100% clean energy; we cannot fail to safeguard our children’s and grandchildren’s future any longer.”
“Clean energy tax credits represent the best opportunity for Congress to act on climate this year,” said Kevin S. Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund. “We strongly urge House members to continue their support of clean energy and reducing carbon emissions by working to pass an energy extenders package as soon as possible.”
Clean energy tax credits incentivize the use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar and have big potential for reducing emissions and creating good clean energy jobs. A recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association estimates that a five-year extension of the tax credit for solar would create over 113,000 jobs by 2030.
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Every target is a demonstrated champion of clean energy, and has taken proactive steps this Congress to facilitate a just and equitable transition to a 100% clean energy economy.
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