The entire Iowa congressional delegation has written a letter to leadership in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the conference committee discussing the payroll tax cut extension, urging a short-term extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy.
‘Our state and the whole nation have benefited tremendously from the economic development, new manufacturing jobs and increased domestic energy supply that wind energy has provided, and the PTC has been a major factor behind this success,’ they wrote.
‘We must provide some certainty to allow this industry to keep growing,’ the letter continued. "If the PTC is not extended immediately, our communities back home stand to lose thousands of jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure and private investment."
The letter was sent just a day after lawmakers from Colorado submitted a similar letter urging the extension of the wind energy PTC.