FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2019
Contact: Laura Tierney
BCSE Statement on Senate Introduction of Tax Extenders Legislation
Washington, DC – Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) President Lisa Jacobson made the following statement on the introduction of legislation by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), to extend the broad package of expired 2017 and 2018 tax credits through December 31, 2019.
“BCSE commends Senators Grassley and Wyden on the introduction of this bipartisan piece of legislation to extend tax measures and we would like to see the legislation enacted quickly. To this end, the Council’s signed on to a letter from a coalition of trade organizations in support of a broad package of tax extenders.
“Tax policy has been a leading federal energy policy for over a decade. As such, it is essential to enact the energy tax extenders for energy efficiency and the non-wind Production Tax Credit technologies (hydropower, waste to energy, biomass, biogas and geothermal). This is needed to provide a more even competitive environment for investment in these sectors. BCSE looks forward to working with Congress on this legislation and other energy tax measures to benefit our nation’s energy infrastructure, and to continue U.S. leadership in the development and deployment of advanced energy technologies.”
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