Backers want renewable energy incentives in stimulus bill
Washington - Energy policy is hot. Politicians and providers
alike are pushing to develop energy policy as public awareness grows.
But there is a fight over the best way to provide energy,
for the economy as well as the environment. The renewable
energy industries - solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower -
depend on tax credits from the federal government and contend
they are being left out of legislation.
In December, President Bush signed the Energy Independence
and Security Act, which sets standards for vehicle and
appliance efficiency. The law also supports green building
projects by establishing the Office of High Performing
The law hardly seems to satisfy anyone completely. Those
who felt left out of last year's law are now preparing
to lobby for their proposals this year.
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Even though it has failed for 40 years to stimulate renewable energy.
Maybe we should consider a anti-Ted Keneddy in the Cape windmill provision.