There must have been a dozen separate speakers at the summit who mentioned the need for long-term extension of the renewable tax credits (PTC and ITC). Every one of them identified it as a necessary and beneficial policy, and just about every one lamented that Congress hadn’t done it.

Only one speaker the whole day — Fred Redmond, VP of the United Steelworkers union — mentioned the following seemingly salient fact: Senate Republicans have have blocked extension of the tax credits eight times this session.

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T. Boone asked earlier, “Why don’t they pass it?!” Weird that only Redmond knew the answer to that question.

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