action today. Help the U.S. continue to lead in the global clean energy race.
In the race to secure private clean energy finance and investment,
the United States reclaimed the top
spot, after trailing China since 2009, according to new research published
by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
America will be hard-pressed to sustain last year’s success.
In the wake of now-expired advanced energy manufacturing tax credits, Treasury
grants, and the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee programs, as well as the
upcoming expiration of the production tax credit for wind, America’s clean
energy sector faces an uncertain future.
Intermittent policies hurt the ability of the United States to
consistently compete and turn clean energy innovation into manufacturing,
deployment, and export opportunities. Transparent, lasting, and consistent policies such as the production tax
credit remain a critical signal to private investors.
can help. Urge Congress to extend the production tax credit for clean wind
Director, Clean Energy Program
Pew Environment Group