FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2021
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Clean Energy Tax Policy is Bipartisan Opportunity for Jobs and Climate Action
Washington, D.C. - The BCSE released a letter to Congressional leaders on tax policy, including the House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal and Ranking Member Kevin Brady and the Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Mike Crapo, encouraging the pursuit of bipartisan measures to support the deployment of a diverse portfolio of clean energy technologies.
“Today’s Senate Finance Committee markup on the Clean Energy for America Act is an opportunity for bipartisan work towards an updated and more effective tax policy for clean energy in America. Our members have seen the investment in clean energy wax and wane due to policy uncertainty over the past decade, and BCSE urges Congress to adopt technology-inclusive and long-term tax incentives to drive new clean energy jobs and accelerate the energy transition. The strongest impact comes from tax policy that is in sync with industries’ investment and project development cycles.” commented BCSE President Lisa Jacobson.
For additional information, please see this recent op-ed, Tax policy helped power-sector emissions fall 40 percent, can do more, written by Ms. Jacobson, which articulates how tax policy has been a primary driver of the growth of the clean energy sector over the past decade, supported by the findings of the 2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.
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