Poll Shows US Voters in Favor of Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Majority of voting Americans support renewable energy Production Tax Credit

Fierce Energy, December 7, 2014

A majority registered voters have said they support keeping the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to a study by the Gotham Research Group.

The survey found that the 73 percent of registered voters are supportive of the PTC, with 42 percent being “strongly supportive” of the credit. Sixty-three percent of registered Republicans, 74 percent of Independents and 83 percent of Democrats support the PTC. Nineteen percent said they oppose extending the credit.

“These poll results couldn’t be clearer. American voters support wind power and support continuing the incentive for investment in wind power,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “It’s time for Congress to do what the majority of Americans want – and that means extending the Production Tax Credit so we can keep scaling up this critically important American energy source.”

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