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