The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that includes provisions to extend federal tax credits for wind and solar generation. After doubts arised last night that party leaders would not be able to muster the votes for the package, House lawmakers voted Friday morning 316-113 to approve the bill.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.