The wind industry supports more than 75,000 American-made jobs around the country, and is helping to lead the way toward America's clean energy future. But right now Congress is holding the fate of thousands of those jobs in its hands.
The Production Tax Credit (PTC), a federal policy that helps level the playing field and supports these jobs, is set to expire at the end of the year. If the PTC is allowed to expire, approximately half of all existing US wind jobs are expected to be lost before the end of the year -- something we can't afford during this tough economy.
As my colleague Dave Hamilton, Director for Clean Energy of the Beyond Coal Campaign, said, "Every day of uncertainty for the industry is causing more delayed projects and more layoffs."
In response, today the Sierra Club launched "Wind Works," a new campaign to advocate for renewal of the PTC. This campaign is the Sierra Club's move to the next level in advocating for renewable energy jobs and ensuring America transitions to a clean energy economy.
"Wind Works" will ensure lawmakers know that Americans want clean energy solutions and that they won't sit back while congressional inaction ...