“The time for Congress to act both decisively and boldly on climate change is now. Action to address the climate crisis must be taken across the board, and key among many policies is a foundation of strong federal incentives for clean energy,” the coalition wrote.
The group called for long-term incentives for solar, wind, and other renewable technologies, as well as incentives for energy storage and high-voltage transmission, on a standalone basis. Broad consumer access to the electric vehicle tax credit could (and should) be achieved by shifting away from the per manufacturer cap structure, the authors wrote.
“Given the continued uncertainty around tax equity, and to maximize utilization by the broadest range of stakeholders, all these tax incentives should be made “refundable” or include a direct pay option,” they wrote.
Advanced Energy Economy, American Clean Power Association, American Council on Renewable Energy, Sierra Club, and Vote Solar were among the organizations that signed the letter to Congress.