We have a nearly limitless supply of renewable energy, and we’ve only just begun to tap its potential. We now get more than 10% of our energy from sources like the sun and the wind, up from less than 1% in 2001. This new suite of credits will keep the wind in our sails (and our turbines) on the journey to a more livable climate as we transition to 100% renewable energy.
Environment America and our national network have been advocating for these sort of long-term clean energy tax incentives for almost a decade. This year alone, we met with more than 80 offices and urged many of them to support clean energy tax incentives. Our advocates have been quoted as far back as 2012 making the case for extending the credits, and our reports have consistently recommended federal tax programs to boost renewable energy. With support from members and our team of advocates, researchers and organizers across the country, we made a strong case and helped make this victory possible.
This moment is decades in the making. We celebrate the work of Congress as they have worked so tirelessly to craft and pass this momentous legislation that is poised to deliver big for the American people. Let’s work together to pass the Build Back Better Act through the Senate, and lock in a clean energy future for generations to come.