04/27/2012 10:04 am ET

Wind Power Tax Credit Passage Made Easy: Buy Off Republicans

At the time of a 2008 attempt to vote on the production tax credit (PTC), the writer Todd Woody noted it was the eighth Republican Senate filibuster to kill the wind PTC.

And, yeah: This month, once again, Senate Republicans prevented an up-or-down vote on extending the PTC, just as they have done for a decade or more. And as it has done each time, killing the PTC (again) will once again cripple U.S. wind power development for the next year.

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