Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) continues to appeal to appeal to his colleagues about the importance of the wind protection tax credit, which will expire at the end of 2012.
Udall, one of Colorado’s two Democratic senators, is pledging to make a speech about extending the $4.1 million tax credit every morning on the Senate floor until it is passed, according Allison Sherry at the Denver Post.
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney support the extension. In fact, ”the whole Colorado delegation, except Rep. Doug Lamborn (R), supports extending the tax credit,” Sherry writes.
Golden, Colo. is home to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which consists of a Renewable Electricity Department and the National Wind Technology Center. NREL’s wind turbines span the state, taking particular advantage of the wind energy potential in this state’s front range and plains.
The Renewable Energy Standard adopted in 2010 legislation by then-Gov. Bill Ritter (D) requires that by 2015, 20 percent of Colorado’s energy use comes from renewable sources like wind, geothermal, and solar energies. By 2020, the standard will be 30 percent.